Chemistry Journal of Moldova

THE IMPACT OF THE TREATMENT WITH CÂMPENI RED PETROLEUM ON A XVIII-TH CENTURY ICON

Author(s):

Cosmin-Tudor Iurcovschi, Marius Munteanu, Cristiana Manea (Amariei), Maria Modesta Lupașcu, Irina Crina Anca Sandu, Viorica Vasilache, Ion Sandu


Field: Ecological chemistry
Type: Research paper
Issue: 2017 Volume 12, no.1
Pages: 53-60
Keywords:

old icon, conservation state, preservation, restoration.


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DOI: dx.doi.org/10.19261/cjm.2017.406
 
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This paper presents the study regarding the impact of the treatment with Câmpeni red petroleum on an eighteenth-century icon made of wood, with the aim of active preservation and restoration. In accomplishing this endeavour, there were applied non-invasive techniques of analysis based on optical microscopy (OM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) coupled with Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), micro-FTIR and colorimetry CIEL*a*b*. A series of chemical, physical-structural and mechanical characteristics of the wood were traced, in order to assess the degree of preservation enhancement as a result of the applied treatment.

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