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Nano-systems for the conservation of immoveable and moveable<br/>polymaterial Cultural Heritage in a changing environment

Nano-systems for the conservation of immoveable and moveable
polymaterial Cultural Heritage in a changing environment

Objective

Government authorities, restoration architects and conservation scientists have always had to face the problem of deterioration of historic building materials, in particular stone, wood and glass; an issue that has become more and more urgent since climate change has worsened natural decay and the impact of atmospheric pollution. In addition in recent years socio-economic requirements have claimed for a more sustainable use of existing building heritage. On these premises, the NANOMATCH project will address this issue through the development of a class of innovative consolidants to be specifically designed to meet the requirements of the historic substrates and to identify high performance products to renovate the market dedicated to the conservation of the built heritage.
Alkaline earth and semi-metal alkoxides precursors will be synthesized tuning their properties on the basis of the stone, wood and glass-substrate characteristics and the specific functionality to be addressed, leading to a new generation of nano-structured materials tailored specifically for historic materials in a climate change context, merging from the most recent advanced research in the fields of nanotechnologies and conservation science. The development of suitable products for treatment of historic materials will finally halt the current use of inappropriate commercial products, especially polymers, that were designed for completely other purposes than the conservation of cultural heritage and that, in the recent years, show the detrimental effects due to their fast deterioration, that hampers the treated material too.
Central in the project is the synthesis of molecular precursors, nano-coating deposition and related properties assessment finalized to the production of innovative products to update the market of conservation products as a real alternative for unfitting traditional ones. The basis for their production and introduction on the market will be developed during the project.
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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 550 186,57

Administrative Contact

Cristina Sabbioni (Dr.)

Participants (13)

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NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 184 296,89

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 191 125

Cercle des partenaires du patrimoine-Laboratoire de recherche des monuments historiques

France

EU Contribution

€ 192 840

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 187 900

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LAS INDUSTRIAS DE LA CONSTRUCCION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 183 870

R.E.D. SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 233 160

NANOTEGO NANO TEKNOLOJIK URUNLER ARASTIRMA GELISTIRME KIMYA SANAYI VETICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 29 520

BOFIMEX BOUWSTOFFEN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 157 500

METROPOLITANKAPITEL DER HOHEN DOMKIRCHE KOLN DOMBAUVERWALTUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 81 600

OPERA DI SANTA CROCE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 66 360

ESCHLIMANN ATELIER DE RESTAURATION-PEINTURE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 186 060

TOP OBERFLACHEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 162 040

DUCT SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 116 240

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 283182

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 082 933,62

  • EU contribution

    € 2 522 698,46

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

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