Academic thesis

Franziska Sommer: Examination of particle contamination caused by surface cleaning Back
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Abstract: During surface cleaning of paper objects conservators or other archives or
museum employees often unconsciously come into contact with particulate
matter. Due to its very small particle size, particulate matter appears invisible to
the human eye. It can thus unnoticeably cling to cleaning devices, tools and
protective gear and get carried into different work areas or onto other object
surfaces. With the use of UV fluorescent particles this thesis will initially visualize
and then examine the contamination of work space, tools and cleaning devices
through particle spreading. The intensity of particle spreading through already
contaminated cleaning devices such as rubber sponges or brushes onto other
paper surfaces will subsequently be analysed and compared through various
examination methods including microscopic and photometric analysis. On the
basis of these compiled conclusions recommendations for a possible transfer into
practise will be given.


  • academic institution: HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/ Holzminden/Göttingen
  • kind of theses:  Masterarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Rest. Ulrike Hähner
  • assistant Tutor:  Friederike Krause, M.A.
  • date:  2016
Franziska Sommer
franziska.sommer@[Diesen Teil loeschen]


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