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Innovative modelling of museum pollution and conservation thresholds (IMPACT)

Objective

This project aims to develop a software tool to assist museums in dealing with the problem of pollutant damage to indoor cultural heritage. The software will include a model of pollutant behaviour in museum buildings that will predict indoor concentrations from outdoor concentrations and building parameters. An expert systems-type component will give Information on object damage likely to be caused by the predicted pollutant concentration, suggest possible remedial strategies and compare outcomes of different strategies. Underpinning the software tool is a deposition based steady state model of pollutant behaviour indoors. This will use deposition velocity data measured in the project for gases such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde and hydrogen sulphide on building fabric and finishes and object materials.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Gower Street, Torrington Place Site 19
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

EMCEL FILTERS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Blatchford Road
RH13 5RA Horsham
NATIONAL MUSEUM IN KRAKOW
Poland
Address
Al. 3 Maja 1
30 062 Krakow
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
University Plain
Norwich