Title
Rates of air pollution induced surface recession and material loss for a cathedral in Belgium Rates of air pollution induced surface recession and material loss for a cathedral in Belgium
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Chemistry
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Chemistry
Source (journal)
Atmospheric environment. - Oxford, 1967 - 1989
Volume/pages
23(1989) :1 , p. 271-287
ISSN
0004-6981
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Runoff water samples were taken at the St. Rombout's Cathedral (Mechelen, Belgium), which was constructed with sandy limestones of Balegem and Gobertingen. Gypsum appeared to be the principal deterioration compound. The mean annual surface recession from the cathedral was calculated to be around 20 μm. Yearly several tons of stone material are flushed away from the cathedral with the rain water.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/49a144/a25c8c1ed85.pdf
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