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Conserving cultural heritage monuments and artwork by using protective material coatings

Book Announcement

Bentham Science Publishers

The book “Protective Material Coatings For Preserving Cultural Heritage Monuments and Artwork“ aims to familiarize more graduate and post-graduate students and researchers with different orientations in conservation and restoration science and adopt appropriate treatment methods based on the properties of materials. Due to the innovation in conservation and restoration science in recent years.

In many cases, in addition to proper maintenance, serious interventions are required to use appropriate coatings to maintain these works with long-term efficiency. Various processes are used to produce nanocomposite coatings, one of which is the wet chemical process by the sol-gel way.

The book “Protective Material Coatings For Preserving Cultural Heritage Monuments and Artwork“ is prepared in 5 chapters. In the first chapter, various analysis techniques describe the materials used in historical monuments or the coatings used to preserve them. The second chapter introduces the properties of metals, alloys, and their common corrosion and proposes protection strategies for metal monuments. Also, various protective coatings, emphasizing nanocomposite coatings to prevent decay, especially electrochemical corrosion, are examined.

Chapter 3 is devoted to studying natural leather and parchments and their conservation from damage by environmental factors such as UV, temperature, and humidity. There are various coatings for surface treatment of leather and parchment are discussed in this chapter.

The fourth chapter deals with stone works, which contain many historical sources.  In recent years, nanocomposite coatings have been considered for their protection and create additional functions such as self-cleaning properties and resistance of microorganisms.

Chapter 5 discusses more effective materials and innovative methods to protect historical monuments and cultural heritage, removal, cleaning of improper repairs of the past, and new techniques and procedures for protection and restoration.


About the Editor

Amir Ershad Langroudi received his bachelor's degree (BSc) in materials engineering in 1989 from Sharif University of Technology, and his master's degree (MSc) in the same field in 1992 from Iran University of Science and Technology. He continued his study at the INSA de Lyon, where he received his Ph.D. in 1999. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of color and Surface coatings (CSC) at the Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI) with more than 22 years of experience. His main interests are the synthesis and characterization of organic-inorganic nanocomposite materials.

During this period, he taught and directed postgraduate students and also cooperated the research projects with some other research centers, such as the Department of Restoration and Architecture of Islamic Azad University different branches such as; the center of Tehran branch, Science and Research Branch, Abhar branch. He received some funds from the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage & Tourism (RICHT), Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) for his research on conservation and restoration projects, such as the Choghaznabil brick monument, Persepolis, and the protection of leather bookbinding. His scientific activities have been recorded in 3 books, several book chapters, and more than 100 scientific articles.



Heritage, Leather, Weathering, Aging, Corrosion, Stone, Conservation, Consolidation, Artifacts, Hydrophobic, Coatings, Nanoparticle, Polymer, Sol-gel, Nanocomposite, Protection, Historical, Metal, Parchment, Ceramic


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