Materiales de Construcción, Vol 40, No 217 (1990)

Corrosion processes (chemical deterioration) on the stones used in the Cathedral of Seville (Spain)


https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.1990.v40.i217.781

M. A. Bello
Departamento de Química Analítica Facultad de Química Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

A. Martín
Departamento de Química Analítica Facultad de Química Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Abstract


Important factors of deterioration which contribute significately to the worrying state of degradation of the petreous materials in the Cathedral of Seville, essentially those used for ornamental objects, are those of anthropogenic nature which through corrosion mechanisms (chemical deterioration) determine the main macroscopical manifestations of the characteristic deterioration of this building.
In this report, some of the results of an investigation carried out on diverse aspects of chemical deterioration experienced by the main lithotypes used in the construction of the Cathedral of Sevilla are gathered

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