The objective of AIDICO in the NANOMATCH project is the investigation of the consolidation treatment effects on the durability of the different stone substrates. To do this, AIDICO is working on the application conditions for the developed metal-alkoxide consolidants on natural stone: solvents to be used, concentration, etc. in order to define the most suitable application techniques. And moreover, AIDICO will study the durability of the treated natural stones through ageing and mechanical tests.    
Other important contribution within the Nanomatch project is the negotiation with the company GEA - Asesoría Geológica, Oviedo-Spain - who is responsible of the repairing works in the Oviedo Cathedral in Spain, to participate in the field exposition of the treated substrates: wood, glass and stone.
Finally, AIDICO is collaborating in the dissemination of the project results, mainly at scientific level.
Experienced personnel of AIDICO in the field of the synthesis of consolidants and natural stone treatments as well as in the field of the petrographic and defectological characterization are working together in order to achieve optimum results.

Performance of a standard test protocol at AIDICO laboratories.
Different stone pieces consolidant-treated and non-treated for the ageing tests.

Subprogramme Area: Development of advanced compatible materials and techniques and their application for the protection, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage assets
Contract type: SP1-Cooperation. Collaborative project. Small or medium-scale focused research project. FP7-ENV-NMP.2011.3.2.1-1
Grant Agreement No. 283182
Duration: November 2011 - October 2014




Dr. Adriana Bernardi

Head of Padova Unit Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate National Research Council (CNR-ISAC)
Corso Stati Uniti 4, 35127 Padova, Italy
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Federico Nogara
DG Research & Innovation, Unit 1.3
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