Desalination of Porous Building Materials (2006-2010)
 
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The Desalination of Porous Building Materials project team at May 2006 meeting in Venice. Photo: Eloisa Di Sipio

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Example of salt damage to masonry in Venice. Photo: Eric Doehne

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Desalination project team meeting at the Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques in Paris. Photo: Eric Doehne

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Salt-damaged bricks at Madame John's Legacy. Photo: Giacomo Chiari

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Madame John's Legacy, New Orleans, October 2007. This is the US case study site selected for poultice testing. Photo: Eric Doehne

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Salt distribution being mapped with an UV lamp. Photo: Eric Doehne

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Eric Doehne (GCI) and local conservator Heather Knight sampling salts from a wall at Madame John’s Legacy. Photo: Veronique Verges-Belmin

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Giacomo Chiari (GCI) and Tom Roby (GCI) applying test poultices at Madame John’s Legacy. Photo: Eric Doehne

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Documentation of test poultices. Photo: Veronique Verges-Belmin

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Sampling of test poultices at Madame John's. Photo: Heather Knight