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Technologies and Tools to prioritize assessment and diagnosis of air pollution impact on immovable and movable Cultural Heritage

Technologies and Tools to prioritize assessment and diagnosis of air pollution impact on immovable and movable Cultural Heritage

Objective

Most buildings of cultural/historical interest are located in urban environments. They undergo a number of different external forcings, which need to be addressed separately. It is important to consider local-scale variations of the urban environment, such as changes in pollutants, temperature field, relative humidity cycles, wind field, urban heat island effect etc. The most important challenge at the present time is to understand the different types of damage to cultural heritage that environmental changes will cause. In fact, the available scenarios of multi-pollutants trends in Europe and the world indicate that the effects of industrial, civil and transport emissions on corrosion and soiling will constitute a serious threat to cultural heritage. Such effects require improved methods of quantification to arrive at a more accurate damage assessment, diagnosis and monitoring of the movable and immovable cultural heritage. The high costs of preventive conservation and maintenance of the built cultural environment urgently impose the prioritization of air pollution monitoring in order to ensure a sustainable protection. For the purpose of attaining these goals, ad hoc devices and tools are necessary to identify and monitor the changing damage processes affecting immovable and moveable cultural heritage. This will be reached with TeACH developing its objectives. Among these, the main ones are: identify the multi-pollutants and prioritize the principal ones; Identify ways of improving the more reliable and efficient among existing technologies and tools, developing new devices and tools, particularly a new a compact and economical kit of instruments;deliver guidelines for the future prioritization of air pollution and disseminate the results.
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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

€ 372 123,94

Administrative Contact

Cristina Sabbioni (Dr.)

Participants (9)

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ISTITUTO COOPERATIVO PER L'INNOVAZIONE SCRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 71 450

TECNO-PENTA SAS DI MAURA BELLIO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 167 424

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 200 218,50

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 203 660

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 230 343,49

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 120 261,60

METROPOLITANKAPITEL DER HOHEN DOMKIRCHE KOLN DOMBAUVERWALTUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 44 160

MUZEUM NARODOWIE W KRAKOWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 40 340,95

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212458

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2008

  • End date

    29 February 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 325 328,47

  • EU contribution

    € 1 649 982,48

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

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