STONECORE

Stone conservation for the refurbishment of buildings

 Coordinatore IBZ-SALZCHEMIE GMBH & CO KG 

 Organization address address: "Gewerbegebiet ""Schwarze Kiefern"""
city: Halsbruecke
postcode: 9633

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Gerald
Cognome: Ziegenbalg
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 3731 200155
Fax: +49 3731 200156

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Sito del progetto http://www.stonecore-europe.eu
 Totale costo 3˙369˙000 €
 EC contributo 2˙453˙300 €
 Programma FP7-NMP
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
 Code Call FP7-NMP-2007-SME-1
 Funding Scheme CP-TP
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-09-01   -   2011-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    IBZ-SALZCHEMIE GMBH & CO KG

 Organization address address: "Gewerbegebiet ""Schwarze Kiefern"""
city: Halsbruecke
postcode: 9633

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Gerald
Cognome: Ziegenbalg
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 3731 200155
Fax: +49 3731 200156

DE (Halsbruecke) coordinator 0.00
2    ETAIRIA GEOGOLOGIKON-GEOFYSIKON EREVNON KL. DIMITRIADIS KAI SIA EE

 Organization address address: LYKAIOU 35
city: ATHINA
postcode: 11476

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Klisthenis
Cognome: Dimitriadis
Email: send email
Telefono: -6470045
Fax: -6470045

EL (ATHINA) participant 0.00
3    GEOTRON ELEKTRONIK-KROMPHOLZ ROLF

 Organization address address: LEITE 2
city: PIRNA
postcode: 1796

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Rolf
Cognome: Krompholz
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 3501 762367
Fax: +49 3501 792733

DE (PIRNA) participant 0.00
4    HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE

 Organization address address: Bouboulinas 20-22
city: ATHENS
postcode: 10682

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Demosthenes
Cognome: Giraud
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 3232922
Fax: +30 210 3242509

EL (ATHENS) participant 0.00
5    INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGICAL SERVICES LIMITED

 Organization address address: OXFORD ROAD 118B
city: READING
postcode: RG1 7NG

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Askew
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1252 627676
Fax: +44 1252 627678

UK (READING) participant 0.00
6    RESTAURO SP ZOO

 Organization address address: UL. LAZIENNA 4
city: TORUN
postcode: 87 100

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Malgorzata
Cognome: Musiela
Email: send email
Telefono: +48-56-62 11240
Fax: +48-56-62 11240

PL (TORUN) participant 0.00
7    STROTMANN UND PARTNER RESTAURATORENPARTNERSCHAFT

 Organization address address: HAUPTSTRASSE 140
city: SIEGBURG
postcode: 53721

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ewa
Cognome: Piaszczynski
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 2241-916774
Fax: +49 2241-916549

DE (SIEGBURG) participant 0.00
8    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

 Organization address address: Stevinweg 1
city: DELFT
postcode: 2628 CN

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Evert
Cognome: Slob
Email: send email
Telefono: 31152788732
Fax: 31152781189

NL (DELFT) participant 0.00
9    UNIVERSITAT FUR ANGEWANDTE KUNST WIEN

 Organization address address: OSKAR KOKOSCHKA 2
city: WIEN
postcode: 1010

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Johannes
Cognome: Weber
Email: send email
Telefono: -711334783
Fax: -711334787

AT (WIEN) participant 0.00
10    UNIVERSITY OF FINE ARTS DRESDEN

 Organization address address: St Petersburger Strasse 15
city: DRESDEN
postcode: 1069

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Christoph
Cognome: Herm
Email: send email
Telefono: 49 351 4402 107
Fax: 49 351 4402 250

DE (DRESDEN) participant 0.00
11    UNIVERZITA PARDUBICE

 Organization address address: Studentska 95
city: PARDUBICE
postcode: 532 10

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Jitka
Cognome: Genserova
Email: send email
Telefono: +420 466036733
Fax: +420 466036445

CZ (PARDUBICE) participant 0.00
12    USTAV TEORETICKE A APLIKOVANE MECHANIKY AVCR

 Organization address address: PROSECKA 76
city: PRAHA 9
postcode: 19000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Zlatuše
Cognome: Burianová
Email: send email
Telefono: 420287000000
Fax: 420287000000

CZ (PRAHA 9) participant 0.00

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conservation    stonecore    heritage    ultrasonic    innovative    cultural    materials    nano    mortars    thin    structures    stone    stones    destructive    buildings    studied    revolutionary    history    monuments    sols    mortar    artificial    selected    public    plasters    technologies    smes    cracks    fractures    objects    construction    historic    material    hydroxide    calcium    refurbishment    white    compatible    time    natural    plaster   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'STONECORE is a project dealing with the development and application of nano materials for consolidation and conservation of natural and artificial stone. Six SMEs, four universities, one public research organisation and one public body from seven countries have jointed together in order to find a new approach for refurbishment. The idea is to develop and test nano materials compatible to the components originally used during construction together with non destructive stone assessment methods. Colloidal sols of calcium hydroxide, calcium / barium carbonate, calcium sulphate or related compounds will be in the centre of interest. These materials will be used also as new, biozide free agents for mildew removal. The project will lead from laboratory investigations and small scale applications on trial areas to the use of the developed materials on selected real objects. It is a project that aims on knowledge based refurbishment of buildings as well as monuments of cultural heritage and that combines natural sciences and the art of conservation. Thus, main subjects of STONECORE are: • The development of nano materials compatible to natural and artificial stone for refurbishment of buildings, monuments, fresco, plaster and mortar, • The development and test of suitable technologies for their application and • The development and test of non destructive assessment methods (such as georadar) in combination with traditional assessment methods (SEM, XRD, drilling resistance and other). The project will have duration of three years. The results will be presented to the public and interested companies in three workshops, in which interested parties are invited to test the developed materials and techniques on own objects. The project contributes to the EC objectives by the development of materials and technologies allowing a reduction of the material and energy consumption during refurbishment, creating new business opportunities for SMEs and protecting the cultural heritage.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

A European-backed research project is developing revolutionary technology to identify cracks and repair damage in historic stone buildings across Europe.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Europe is proud of its recent history and heritage, something that is clearly witnessed in old stone buildings scattered around cities from the eastern Mediterranean to the North Sea. But many of these fine buildings are threatened by the ravages of time and need innovative solutions to keep them as beautiful as they once were.

The EU-funded 'Stone conservation for the refurbishment of buildings' (Stonecore) project is applying a new approach for renovating stone, mortar and plaster used in the construction of historic monuments and buildings. It is developing and testing nano-materials that are compatible with the stone and mortar used in these structures, as well as novel safe methods for the assessment of stone.

The project studied different types of nano-materials that would fit its needs, determining their suitability in preserving natural and artificial stones, mortars and plasters. It documented, sampled and categorised all the materials to be tested and studied, before investigating different fungal and algal growth on different stones, mortars and plasters.

Stonecore is developing sols (liquid-like suspensions) with calcium hydroxide particles at the nano-scale that could increase the strength of treated mortar and stone. These sols are white to white-opal and have a stability of several months. The dispersion medium and concentration of the calcium hydroxide nano-sol have also been carefully selected.

At the same time, different species of mould and algae were isolated and indentified in trials on buildings, to be neutralised with new nano-lime dispersions.

Novel non-destructive ways were also developed to assess and diagnose stone. These include non-invasive ground-penetrating radar (GPR) technology and innovative ultrasonic measurement systems. The system can detect even very thin fractures and cracks as well as monitor the renovation with nano-sols. Initial field results have shown that modern, high-frequency pulse radars are also capable of detecting thin fractures and fracture networks in stone structures.

In addition, an ultrasonic measurement tool has been developed to determine the stiffness of the stone material and identify loose surfaces. With this revolutionary technology the character and charm of European buildings will be preserved, and so will an important part of our history and heritage.

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