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PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE OBJECTS WITH MULTIFUNCTIONAL ADVANCED MATERIALS

Objective

The multidisciplinary research project will be directed towards the development of innovative environmental friendly materials with value added functions aimed to the protection of immovable Cultural Heritage assets. This project will cross-link an expert Pan-European team from the UK, Italy, Slovenia, Serbia and Russia, including experienced researchers and active participation of industrial partners - SME. The coordinated team work will be focused on the two historical objects located in urban (Serbia) and rural (Slovenia) environment, both having continental climate. The HEROMAT project investigation involves the chain of activities from the synthesis, establishment of the methodology for characterization and testing of novel protective materials through their pilot production and, finally, to the in situ application and monitoring on selected historical buildings, giving also their life cycle assessment. The outputs of this project will be a set of novel materials applicable for the protection of different inorganic mineral substrates providing multiple added functions: consolidation, self-cleaning and anti-microbial effect. The first layer will provide appropriate consolidation of the historical material, while the second layer will serve for its efficient protection. Additionally, the novel materials as a whole will possess good water vapor permeability. The connection between built-in and new materials will be realized through novel photocatalytic nanocomposites, anionic clays (layered double hydroxides) associated to TiO2 and/or other semiconductors. Therefore, the overall goal of the proposed project is the improvement of the physical state as well as the resistance to degradation of the monuments sustaining the functionality and the aesthetic appearance through a long period of time. The HEROMAT project will contribute to an effective, long-lasting solution, keeping the authenticity of the cultural assets and having socio-economic benefits.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-NMP-2011
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Coordinator

TEHNOLOSKI FAKULTET NOVI SAD
Address
Bulevar Cara Lazara 1
21000 Novi Sad
Serbia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 402 184
Administrative Contact
Jonjaua Ranogajec (Prof.)

Participants (9)

ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 349 947
Address
Dimiceva Ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrijana Sever škapin (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 227 972
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Costanza Miliani (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 229 580
Address
High Street
PA1 2BE Paisley
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Colette Peacock (Ms.)
FEDERAL STATE AUTONOMOUS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION OF HIGHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION NOTHERN (ARCTIC) FEDERAL UNIVERSITY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 131 924
Address
Severnaya Dvina Emb. 17
163002 Arkhangelsk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexey Korshunov (Dr.)
POKRAJINSKI ZAVOD ZA ZASTITU SPOMENIKA KULTURE NOVI SAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 139 980
Address
Strosmajerova 22
21131 Petrovaradin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Slavica Vujović (Mrs.)
JAVNI ZAVOD REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE ZA VARSTVO KULTURNE DEDISCINE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 197 700
Address
Polianska Cesta 40
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Polonca Ropret (Dr.)
GRADEVINSKO PREDUZECE HGP DRUSTVO SA OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 311 728
Address
Put Sajkaskog Odreda 8A
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Milica Travica (Ms.)
SANING INTERNATIONAL PODJETJE ZA SANACIJE OBJEKTOV DOO KRANJ
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 374 400
Address
Ulica Mirka Vadnova 1
4000 Kranj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edo Velkavrh (Mr.)
Eura Conservation Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 226 774
Address
Halesfield 19 Unit H10
TF7 4QT Telford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Baister (Mr.)