Engel, Patricia
Mould on Books and Graphic Art
A Report on Latest Research Results
Artikel Nr 2046
ISBN 978-3-85028-751-7
erschienen 15.10.2018
Maße 23,0 x 15,5 cm
Seitenanzahl 182 Seiten
Einband Softcover
Gewicht 500 g
Preis 34,50
Lieferstatus   Lieferbar
Schimmel ist eine der größten Gefahren für historische Bücher und Archivalien. Während Schimmelsporen in Europa unter günstigen Bedingungen rasant wachsen können, geschieht das in tropischem Klima ständig.

Wir können daher von Bekämpfungsmethoden in Indien, Sri Lanka etc. lernen und dortige traditionelle Gegenmittel auch im gemäßigtem Klima erfolgreich anwenden.

Außerdem untersucht dieses Buch die in den vergangenen 50 Jahren gutgläubig angewendeten Desinfektionsmittel gegen Schimmel, die ein erhebliches Gefährdungspotential darstellen und heute in Archiven und Bibliotheken überall anzutreffen sind.

Somit leistet dieses Buch einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Bewahrung unseres kulturellen Erbes und liefert gleichzeitig aktuelles Wissen über die Gefährdung von Büchern und deren Leserinnen und Leser durch Mittel wie Ethylenoxid u.ä.

Das Buch ist in englischer Sprache verfasst.

Mould spores are everywhere and can grow easily in a large variety of climatic setups, however warm and humid environment lets grow mould population in short time, which means, that the artefacts of cultural heritage are destroyed quickly. Humid and warm climate is a characteristic feature of tropical countries. Global knowledge exchanges allows us to learn from colleagues working in India, Sri Lanka etc. and apply their traditional recipes in moderate European climate. On the other hand we have to deal with historical pest fighting methods of the past 50 years, when the believe in chemical industry and influence sovereignty of men was virtually unlimited. The results can be found in the collections today. They represent often an additional problem because it is not always clear whether or not the residues or reaction products of substances like ethylene oxide are toxic and still hazardous or not.
This is the reason why the contributions of this book deal with all these questions. They present research results on the long time effects of ethylene oxide fumigation and recent practice of mould fighting in various countries. This book is a valuable contribution for a vital and most needed discussion on mould disinfection on our common written heritage in Europe.

To the Reader

Katja Sterflinger, Jörg Ettenauer, Christian Voitl and Patricia Engel
Books, Fungi and Men and their Dislike of Ethylene Oxide

Patricia Engel
Conservator's Aspects of the Project "Men and Books"

Joanna Karbowska-Berent
When is it Necessary to Disinfect Paper-based Cultural Heritage?

Udaya Cabral, SooJi Kim and JinYoung Hong
Biocide for Preservation of Cultural Properties

John Havermans, René Dekker and Ron Sportel
Mercuric Chloride, a Historical Biocide for Killing Insects, Mould, Paper and More

Milda Liubiniene, Ugne Urbaityte, Aldona Beganskiene, Irena Bubiniene and Janina Lukseniene
Bromosept 50 as Biocide in Paper Documents Conservation

Sanda Maria Doncea, Rodica Mariana Ion and Iuliana Raut
Antimicrobial Activity of Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles on Contaminated Old Book Papers

Ekaterina Pasnak
Practical Application of an Old Method: Reduction of Foxing Spots through Chelating Agents and Reducing Bleaches

Patricia Engel
Ethylene Oxide for Book Fumigation

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