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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.

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)

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ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 349 947

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 227 972

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 229 580

Arkhangelsk State Technical University

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 131 924

POKRAJINSKI ZAVOD ZA ZASTITU SPOMENIKA KULTURE NOVI SAD

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 139 980

JAVNI ZAVOD REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE ZA VARSTVO KULTURNE DEDISCINE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 197 700

GRADEVINSKO PREDUZECE HGP DRUSTVO SA OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 311 728

SANING INTERNATIONAL PODJETJE ZA SANACIJE OBJEKTOV DOO KRANJ

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 374 400

Eura Conservation Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 226 774

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282992

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 466 619,20

  • EU contribution

    € 2 592 189

Coordinated by:

TEHNOLOSKI FAKULTET NOVI SAD

Serbia