Biodeterioration of Stone in Tropical Environments: An Overview

Rakesh Kumar and Anuradha V. Kumar; 1999

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A serious challenge for professionals involved in the conservation of cultural heritage sites in tropical environments is the biodeterioration of stone. This volume discusses the types and causes of stone biodeterioration in hot and humid climates, preventive and remedial methods, selection of chemical treatments, status of current research, and areas for further investigation. The scientific findings presented in this book come from research on stone in monuments and sites in Asia and South and Central America.