Nano-based formulations are emerging as successful materials besides the use of conventional products for the consolidation of carbonate works of art e.g. stone, mortars or mural paintings. In this work, the physico-chemical characteristics, performances and consolidation efficacy in terms of external appearance of commercial NanoRestore Ca(OH)2and NanoEstel SiO2dispersions were investigated and compared with two commercial acrylates derivatives, Acril 33 and Acril ME. The colloidal stability of the different consolidants was investigated by dynamic light scattering (DLS) and centrifugal separation analysis (CSA) techniques. As expected, acrylate emulsions showed a higher colloidal stability than the inorganic nanoparticle dispersions, with sedimentation velocity from 10−4to 10−2μm/s. The examined consolidants were applied on three different stones, widely used in historical buildings in Venice: Vicenza, Arenaria and Istria stones, representing macro-, meso- and microporous materials, respectively. The absorption capacity, color and gloss variation of the different stone materials were comparatively evaluated after the consolidants application. An accordance among porous structure of the substrates, hydrodynamic particle size and amount of consolidants absorbed was observed for nano-based formulations. The weathering resistance under natural and UVB aging conditions were also investigated for the consolidated stone samples, and recorded as changes of color, gloss and surface morphology. NanoRestore and NanoEstel showed the best performances under the natural aging while the UVB irradiation seemed to not induce significant modification in the surface morphology of the treated stone samples.
|Titolo:||Consolidation of Vicenza, Arenaria and Istria stones: A comparison between nano-based products and acrylate derivatives|
BADETTI, Elena (Corresponding)
MARCOMINI, Antonio (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |
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