Publication
Title
A study of the weathering of an historic building
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Abstract
Various bulk and surface analytical techniques were used to study the chemical deterioration of the 13th-to-15th century limestone cathedral in Mechelen, Belgium. The weathering crust on the walls was found to be rich in sulfate, regardless of the geographic orientation. Nitrate and chloride were only detected in minor amounts in the crust and run-off samples. Attack by gaseous sulfur compounds seems to play a dominant role in the stone deterioration mechanism. Electron microprobe analysis showed predominantly bar-shaped gypsum crystals in the crust, and laser microprobe mass spectrometry showed that carbon seems to be responsible for the blackness of most crust samples. Automated electron microprobe analysis also indicated significant differences in the analytical composition of suspensions in run-off water and in rain-water.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Analytica chimica acta. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 1987
ISSN
0003-2670
Volume/pages
195(1987), p. 247-255
ISI
A1987K019500022
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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