The project DEACIMIC targets the preservation of archive materials combating its acidity, deterioration of mechanical properties and microbial degradation using the latest developments in cellulose chemistry and nanotechnology. It will develop a new paper deacidification process combining the best currently available concepts with knowledge in supercritical fluid/volatile organics solvent reactions and nanotechnology. The process will be transferredfrom the laboratory to the pilot scale, including construction of a process device and process optimization. The knowledge gained in DEACIMIC will overcome the currently existing gap in the Austrian book preservation field and substancially strengthen the position of the involved Austrian SMEs on the European market.
|Duration||01/11/2012 - 31/10/2014|
|Principle investigator for the project (Danube University Krems)||Dr. Eva Maria Stöckler|