Materiales de Construcción, Vol 45, No 240 (1995)

Characterization and conservation of the stone used in the Cathedral of Granada, Spain


https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.1995.v45.i240.544

R. Villegas
Insto. Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico (Sevilla), Spain

L. Martín
Insto. Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico (Sevilla), Spain

J. F. Valea
Dpto. Ingeniería Química y Ambiental/Univ. Sevilla, Spain

M. A. Bello
Dpto. Química Analítica/Univ. Sevilla, Spain

Abstract


This paper summarizes a study carried out on the Granada Cathedral which includes studies of indicators, factors and mechanisms of deterioration. A complete chemical and physical characterization of altered and unaltered material from the quarries and the building has been made. Eight commercial treatment products have been tested on the main stone-type used in the monument, including two accelerated weathering tests (salt crystallization and SO2 chemical attack). Some conservation proposals have been made.

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