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Katrin Schönhofer: The application of Colloidal Calcium Hydroxide for the consolidation of historical lime plaster – first testings and their check. Back
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Abstract: The medium Colloidal Calcium Hydroxide (CaLoSiL®) forms an alternative for the consolidation of historical lime plaster based on calcite. It is a dispersion of fine particles of Calcium Hydroxide (50-250 nm) in Ethanol. Practical application experiments with CaLoSiL give proof of its suitability as a consolidant. Background for research is a theoretical analysis of the stability of plaster, inflluencing factors on stability, affecting mechanisms of damage, characteristics of CaLoSiL and investigation methods. Testings on a sampling area at the museum Römervilla Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and on lime plaster prisms indicate an enhancement of stability.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Elisabeth Jägers
  • assistant Tutor:  Josef Beumling
  • date:  2007

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