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SALT CRUST
SALT CRUST

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Nostra Senyora del Remei Chapel. Monastery of Aviganya. LLeida. Spain.


Causas de la patología

Rising damp of water contaminated by debris and fertilizers that imparts potassium nitrate and other alkalis to the stone. Another less important source of salts comes from the existing tombs under the pavement.

Imagen de visu

Autor: CETEC-patrimoni

Descripción: Rising damp from the floor (the church is built on a geological structure that favours water and moisture retention).


Imagen detalle / macro

SALT CRUST: SALT CRUST
Autor: CETEC-patrimoni
Aumentos: x20
Descripción: Sub-rounded and amoeboid crystal habits. These habits indicate that salts are very hygroscopic and have grown into a very wet wall.

Imagen Microscopía

SALT CRUST: SALT CRUST
SALT CRUST: SALT CRUST
Autor: CETEC-patrimoni
Aumentos: Figure 1. x750. Figure 2. x1000 - SEM-BSEI
Descripción:
Sub-rounded and amoeboid crystal habits indicate that the salts have grown in a very wet wall in direct contact with moisture. Their tendency to cluster in nodules indicates long repeated cycles of crystallization, mainly linked to seasonal changes and different periods of rain.

Patologías Asociadas

Flaking.

Sanding.

Blistering.

Alveolization.


Otros Análisis

DRX

Observaciones

Potassium nitrates and other alkali salts (niter) and magnesium sulphates (hexaedrite).

Bibliografía

ARNOLD, A. & KUENG, A., (1985), Cristallization and Habits of Salt Efflorescences on Walls. Part I, Methods of Investigation and Habits. Vth hitemational Congress on Deterioration and Conservation of Stone. Lausanne. pp. 255-268.
 
ARNOLD, A. &  ZEHNDER, K., (1985), Cristallization and Habits of Salt Efflorescences on Walls. Part.II, Conditions of Cristallization. Vth International Congress on Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, Lausanne. pp. 269-277.
 
CHAROLA, A. E. Salts in deterioration of porous material: an overwiew. JAIC, 39.2000. pp. 327-343.

Autor

Jose Luis Prada Pérez. prada43@wanadoo.es

Geologo


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