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dc.contributor.authorPrieto Lamas, Beatriz Loreto
dc.contributor.authorYoung, M.E.
dc.contributor.authorTurmel, Aurélie
dc.contributor.authorFuentes Alonso, Elsa
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-05T07:19:45Z
dc.date.available2022-04-06T01:00:09Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationBuilding and Environment 210 (2022) 108690. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108690
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10347/27902
dc.description.abstractHigh moisture is one of the main factors favouring the growth of algae and other organisms on stone surfaces. However, little is known about the specific effects of subsurface moisture on this process. Some regions will be exposed to longer periods of humidity and rainfall as a result of climate change. Understanding the role and internal dynamics of moisture in stone is therefore essential to enable development of mechanisms for controlling biological colonisation and thus preventing biodeterioration. The present case study is a preliminary investigation of the role of subsurface moisture in the biocolonisation process and was conducted on the walls of the Guard House of Stirling Castle. Moisture was measured at depth (up to 3, 11 and 30 cm) in both interior and exterior walls of the building with a portable device based on non-destructive microwave technology. Data were analysed in relation to the orientation of the walls, type of stone and biocolonisation. The subsurface moisture between 3 and 11 cm was found to play an important role in supporting colonising organisms on the building by modulating bioreceptivity
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was partly financed through project CGL2016-79778-R (AEI/FEDER, UE) and Xunta de Galicia (ED431 2018/32). E. Fuentes was financially supported by a PhD Fellowship-Contract MICINN-FPI (BES-2017-079927)
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rights© 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectBioreceptivity
dc.subjectCultural heritage
dc.subjectMoisture
dc.subjectNon-destructive technology
dc.titleRole of masonry fabric subsurface moisture on biocolonisation. A case study
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.DOI10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108690
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108690
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.identifier.e-issn0360-1323
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela. Departamento de Edafoloxía e Química Agrícola
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© 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
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