Fundamentals

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Author: Hans-Jürgen Schwarz
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Introduction

Soluble salts are among the most common and relevant factors in inducing deterioration to porous inorganic building materials such as stone and brick, and are particularly damaging to wall paintings. To identify the origin and nature of these are salts and understand their interact with water in different environments is crucial for applying effective remediation measures. The origin of the salts is fundamental as this is the basis for devising appropriate measures to counteract their effect.

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