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Author Wedekind, Wanja; Fischer, Helge
Year 2017
Title Evaluation of desalination and restoration methods applied in Petra (Jordan)
Bibtex @inproceedings {Wedekind.etal:2017,

title = {Evaluation of desalination and restoration methods applied in Petra (Jordan)}, booktitle = {Proceedings of SWBSS 2017. Fourth International Conference on Salt Weathering of Buildings and Stone Sculptures, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany, 20-22 September 2017}, year = {2017}, editor = {Laue, Steffen}, pages = {190-199}, month = {september}, organization = {Fachhochschule Potsdam}, publisher = {Verlag der Fachhochschule Potsdam}, note = {fulltext, conference paper}, key = {SWBSS2017}, doi = {10.5165/hawk-hhg/336}, author = {Wedekind, Wanja; Fischer, Helge} }

DOI 10.5165/hawk-hhg/336
Link File:SWBSS 2017 Proceedings 190-199 Wedekind Fischer.pdf
Notes in: Proceedings of SWBSS 2017 - Fourth International Conference on Salt Weathering of Buildings and Stone Sculptures. University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, Germany, 20-22 September 2017



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[Wedekind.etal:2017]Wedekind, Wanja; Fischer, Helge (2017): Evaluation of desalination and restoration methods applied in Petra (Jordan). In: Laue, Steffen (eds.): Proceedings of SWBSS 2017. Fourth International Conference on Salt Weathering of Buildings and Stone Sculptures, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany, 20-22 September 2017,Verlag der Fachhochschule Potsdam 190-199, 10.5165/hawk-hhg/336Link to Google ScholarFulltext link

Abstract

One of the major causes for the deterioration of historical monuments made up of sandstones can be attributed to the circulation and evaporation of salt laden fluids percolating through the rock material, an aspect that has been either overlooked or neglected in previous restoration attempts, often with damaging consequences. Particularly the lack of consideration for the importance of a quantitative analysis of the salt content of the rock, has led to adverse effects in subsequent restoration attempts. In the course of restoration of antique tombs no. 825 and 826 in the world heritage site of Petra the role of salt in the weathering process was fully taken into account and the restoration process executed accordingly. With regard to the desalination two different methods were applied: the poultice method and the sprinkling method. The degree of desalination was in both cases intermittently measured until the concentration of the rock was evaluated to be low enough to initiate the restoration process with application of the selected restoration mortar. Its condition was then probed by long term successive inspections. This study discusses the results and limits of both procedures and the techniques and methods applied in the course of the restoration of the two monuments.