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Inhibitors of biofilm damage on mineral materials

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF OLDENBURG
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26111 Oldenburg
Germany

Participants (6)

BIOGEMA CONSULTING
Germany
Address
Lindenweg, 16 A
26188 Edewecht
FUNDACION INASMET - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGATION METALURGICA DEL PAIS VASCO
Spain
Address
12,Mikeletegi Pasealekua, 2
20009 San Sebastian
HISTORIC SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
Address
South Gyle Crescent, 7
EH129ED Edinburgh
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Tietotie 2
02044 Espoo
THE ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Clarke Buildin, Schoolhill
AB10 1FR Aberdeen
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
S/n,marti I Franques S/n
08028 Barcelona