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Novel approaches to conserve our european heritage : bioremediation for building restoration of the urban stone heritage in european states

Objective

BIOBRUSH is a 6-partner consortium of European scientists, industrialists and conservators formed to study the feasibility of using bioremediation to restore stone buildings in European cities. This innovative approach will select appropriate microorganisms and delivery systems so that treatment combinations can be tested in the laboratory and then on buildings where performance and risk will be assessed under the different climatic conditions of Northern and Southern Europe. The 7 work packages require full collaboration between scientific partners and the end-user conservators and industries. Outcomes will be disseminated by WWW, monographs, reports and research papers. A culture collection for conservation use will be lodged in existing European microbial collections and a new treatment process based on bioremediation will help to arrest damage to the European cultural heritage caused by urban pollution.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH
Address
King Henry I Street
PO1 2DY Portsmouth
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

FOUNDATION INSTITUTE FOR MATERIAL SCIENCES
Germany
Address
Paul-feller-strasse 1
28199 Bremen
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
42,Heroon Polytechniou Street 9
157 80 Athens
RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Latvia
Address
Azenes 14/24
1048 Riga
SYREMONT SPA - SISTEMI PER LA CONSERVAZIONE ED IL RESTAURO
Italy
Address
Viale Lombardia 20
20021 Baranzate Di Bollate
THE UNIVERSITY OF MILANO
Italy
Address
Via Celoria 2
20133 Milano