By Rakesh Kumar and Anuradha V. Kumar

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Biodeterioration is a serious challenge for professionals involved in the conservation of stone monuments, buildings, and other objects of value in tropical environments. This volume reviews the types and causes of stone biodeterioration in hot and humid climates, preventive and remedial methods, selection of chemical treatments, status of current research, and areas for further investigation. The scientific findings presented in this book come from research on stone in monuments and sites in Asia and in South and Central America.

Rakesh Kumar is technical director at United Panel, Inc., in Bethel, Pennsylvania. He was formerly a research fellow at the GCI, where he began the research for this publication. Anuradha V. Kumar is an architectural conservator with Building Conservation Associates in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Research in Conservation series
88 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
ISBN-89236-550-1, paper, $25.00

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