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Model for multi-pollutant impact and assessment of threshold levels for cultural heritage

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK4-CT-2001-00044

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    30 April 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 662 242

  • EU contribution

    € 1 589 720

Coordinated by:

KORROSIONS OCH METALLFORSKNINGSINSTITUTET KIMAB

Sweden

Objective

Multi-pollutant effects of S and N compounds, ozone, HNO3 and particles on deterioration and soiling of cultural heritage objects will be assessed with the aim to propose threshold levels for areas deserving special protection to be included in future EU Directives on urban air quality. The results will be presented at a workshop to a users reference group including specialists within the field, potential stake-holders like representatives of EU DG Environment, EEA, the UN ECE LRTAP Convention, national heritage bodies, WHO, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee and authorities of the cities included in the study. The threshold levels will be assessed using dose-response functions developed within the project. They are of outmost importance, for mapping of areas with increased risk of deterioration, for calc. of cost of damage caused by corrosion and soiling of materials, and for development of strategies for future reduction of pollution.

Coordinator

KORROSIONS OCH METALLFORSKNINGSINSTITUTET KIMAB

Address

Kraeftriket 23a
104 05 Stockholm

Sweden

Participants (11)

ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

Austria

BAVARIAN STATE CONSERVATION OFFICE

Germany

BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD

United Kingdom

INSTITUTE OF PRECISION MECHANICS

Poland

Middlesex University

United Kingdom

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY

Italy

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH

Norway

SVUOM LTD

Czechia

SWEDISH ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE LTD-IVL SVENSKA MILJOININSTITUTET AB

Sweden

SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS TESTING AND RESEARCH

Switzerland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK4-CT-2001-00044

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    30 April 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 662 242

  • EU contribution

    € 1 589 720

Coordinated by:

KORROSIONS OCH METALLFORSKNINGSINSTITUTET KIMAB

Sweden