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Stone Deterioration in Polluted Urban Environments

Series: Land Reconstruction and Management Series

Edited By: David Mitchell and David Searle

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #149789 | ISBN: 1578082951
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About this book

This volume is the outcome of SWAPNET '99 held at the University of Wolverhampton, May 1999. It covers a wide range of subject material related to stone weathering, including methods of measuring weathering rates, geochemical interactions on natural stone, weathering experiments on stone blocks, the impact of pollutants on buildings, the effects of stone cleaning and computer modelling of stone decay. The 16 chapters have been reviewed by researchers in this specialist field. The book aims to examine the chemical and biological processes involved in stone deterioration in urban environments, to provide appropriate field survey and modelling techniques so that soiling and weathering of buildings can be monitored and to provide case studies with a variety of current research techniques.


Stone weathering and urban particulate pollution in the UK; urban pollution and stone weathering in the Black Country; potential for building stone soiling from vehicle-related pollutants alongside a busy road; weathering of rocks by lichens with special reference to stonework - a review; experimental studies of rock weathering by plant roots - updating the work of Julius Sachs (1832-1897); comparison of the process of decay of two limestones in a polluted urban environment; initial stages of standstone decay in a polluted urban environment; role of NO2 and SO2 on the degradation of limestone; dry deposition of SO2 on carbonate stone - an overview of laboratory studies; development and potential uses of computer stimulation techniques in the study of rock weathering; comparative assessment of decay and soiling of masonry - methodology and analysis of surveyor variability; colour changes of Portland stone - a study of the Victoria and Albert Museum facade 1989-1998; representing surface loss on gravestones - does the mean mean anything; depth profiling of soluble salts in Scottish sandstone buildings; local variability of marine influence on coastal rock weathering rates; international implications of atmospheric pollution on stone.

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