Plasma Technology in the Preservation and Cleaning of Cultural Heritage Objects
Scientists have long been looking for alternative methods for the cleaning of historical and cultural museum objects as conventional methods often fail to completely remove surface films, leaving contamination and surface residues behind. Low-temperature plasmas have recently been found to provide a new, efficient and durable approach that maintains the safety of both the materials and personnel. This book is the first to introduce the emerging use of low-temperature plasmas in the cleaning and decontamination of cultural heritage items.
It provides a comprehensive exploration of the new possibilities of cleaning objects with plasma, before providing a practice guide to the individual cleaning methods and an overview of the technologies and conditions used in the different cleaning regimes. It is an ideal reference for researchers in plasma physics, in addition to professionals working in the field of historical and cultural conservation.
- Provides a thorough overview of the cleaning potential of emerging plasma technologies in accessible language for professional restorers and conservators without a scientific background
- Includes the latest case studies from the field, which have not been published elsewhere yet
- Authored by a team of experts in the field
About the Authors:
Dr. Radko Tiňo is an Associate Professor at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Dr. Katarína Vizárová is an Associate Professor at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Dr. František Krčma is an Associate Professor at Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.
Dr. Milena Reháková is an Associate Professor at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Dr. Viera Jančovičová is an Associate Professor at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Dr. Zdenka Kozáková is an Associate Professor at Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Introduction to Cleaning in Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Chapter 3. Plasma Technologies in Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Chapter 4. Cleaning Processes in Plasma
Chapter 5. Plasma Cleaning of Inorganic Objects and Materials
Chapter 6. Plasma Cleaning of Organic Objects and Materials
Chapter 7. Overview of Relevant Research Projects
Chapter 8. Current Own Case Studies.