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Conservation of building stones

Author: Anuradha V Kumar; Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage.; Indian Council of Conservation Institutes.
Publisher: New Delhi : INTACH, Indian Council of Conservation Institutes & Sundeep Prakashan, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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With special reference to India.
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Kumar, Anuradha V., 1965-
Conservation of building stones.
New Delhi : INTACH, Indian Council of Conservation Institutes & Sundeep Prakashan, 2001
(OCoLC)605081661
Online version:
Kumar, Anuradha V., 1965-
Conservation of building stones.
New Delhi : INTACH, Indian Council of Conservation Institutes & Sundeep Prakashan, 2001
(OCoLC)609974275
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anuradha V Kumar; Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage.; Indian Council of Conservation Institutes.
ISBN: 817574099X 9788175740990
OCLC Number: 48811376
Description: xiii, 229 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Series Editor's Preface ix --
Preface xi --
Acknowledgements xv --
SECTION I Nature of Building Stones 1 --
General 3 --
1.1 Types of Building Stones 4 --
1.1.2 Mineral & Chemical Composition 10 --
1.1.3 Textures 21 --
1.2 Properties of Building Stones 29 --
1.2.1 Porosity 29 --
1.2.2 Permeability 31 --
1.2.3 Water Sorption 32 --
1.2.4 Moisture Content Level 36 --
1.2.5 Strength & Hardness 39 --
1.2.6 Thermal Properties 41 --
1.3 Principal Building Stones of India 42 --
1.3.1 Lithological Formations 42 --
1.3.2 Stone Sculpture and Architecture 51 --
SECTION II Diagnosis of Stone Deterioration 75 --
General 77 --
2.1 Water & Water Soluble Salts 79 --
2.1.1 Mechanisms of Deterioration 81 --
2.1.2 Relevant Examples 92 --
2.2 Atmospheric Pollution 96 --
2.2.1 Mechanisms of Deterioration 98 --
2.2.2 Relevant Examples 107 --
2.3 Living Organisms 111 --
2.3.1 Mechanisms of Deterioration 112 --
2.3.2 Relevant Examples 124 --
SECTION mI Treatment of Building Stones 135 --
General 137 --
3.1 Desalination of Soluble Salts 139 --
3.1.1 Removal of Dry Salt 141 --
3.1.2 Poulticing 142 --
3.1.3 Immersing & Bathing 144 --
3.1.4 Membrane Electrodialysis 145 --
*3.1.5 Suction 147 --
3.2 Cleaning 148 --
3.2.1 Water Cleaning 150 --
3.2.2 Chemical Cleaning 156 --
3.2.3 Mechanical Cleaning 163 --
3.2.4 Special Techniques 170 --
3.3 Surface Treatments 173 --
3.3.1 Consolidants & Water Repellents 173 --
3.3.2 Biocidal Treatments 196 --
Bibliography 213.
Responsibility: Anuradha V. Kumar.
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