Incorporation of protective chemicals into bio film communities damaging rocks in European heritage buildings is studied. Application of biocides and apoptosis signals into rock bio films by light induction of targeted areas and compounds will be tested in the laboratory, on field exposure sites, and on monument rocks with an isotropic characteristics. Biocides, cell wall conditioners, and apoptosis signals will be introduced into bio film communities using a photodynamic conditioning device developed by the consortium. Targeted cracking of resistant bio film organisms and of extra cellular polymeric substances by photodynamic treatment is a major issue. Successful biocide application, intensifier control, effects on bio film and rock material will be controlled. Incorporation into the European market will be guaranteed by end-users in the project. Added European market value will be analysed using statistical data on biocides in USA and Europe.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
20009 San Sebastian
AB10 1FR Aberdeen