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Model for multi-pollutant impact and assessment of threshold levels for cultural heritage

Objective

Multi-pollutant effects of S and N compounds, ozone, HNO3 and particles on deterioration and soiling of cultural heritage objects will be assessed with the aim to propose threshold levels for areas deserving special protection to be included in future EU Directives on urban air quality. The results will be presented at a workshop to a users reference group including specialists within the field, potential stake-holders like representatives of EU DG Environment, EEA, the UN ECE LRTAP Convention, national heritage bodies, WHO, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee and authorities of the cities included in the study. The threshold levels will be assessed using dose-response functions developed within the project. They are of outmost importance, for mapping of areas with increased risk of deterioration, for calc. of cost of damage caused by corrosion and soiling of materials, and for development of strategies for future reduction of pollution.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

KORROSIONS OCH METALLFORSKNINGSINSTITUTET KIMAB
Address
Kraeftriket 23A
104 05 Stockholm
Sweden

Participants (11)

ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
Austria
Address
Schillerplatz 3
1010 Wien
BAVARIAN STATE CONSERVATION OFFICE
Germany
Address
Hofgraben 4
80076 München
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Bucknalls Lane, Garston
Watford
INSTITUTE OF PRECISION MECHANICS
Poland
Address
Duchnicka 3
01 796 Warszawa
Middlesex University
United Kingdom
Address
Bounds Green Road
N11 2NQ London
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
33,Panepistimioupolis 33, Building Physics V, Univers
15784 Zographos, Athens
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
SVUOM LTD
Czechia
Address
U Mestanskeho Pivovaru 4 Holesovice
170 04 Praha 7
SWEDISH ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE LTD-IVL SVENSKA MILJOININSTITUTET AB
Sweden
Address
43,Valhallavagen 81
11427 Stockholm
SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS TESTING AND RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Duebendorf