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Subject: Odour removal

Odour removal

From: David Tremain <david_tremain>
Date: Tuesday, September 3, 1996
Does anyone have any suggestions or information on the following:

    1.  Ozone and its effects on cellulosic material (i.e. paper and
        textiles).  Some salvage companies are using ozone to treat
        mouldy books and documents or smoke-damaged artifacts to
        eradicate odours. As I understand it, ozone is an oxidizer
        and can be deleterious to cellulose. Is there any literature
        on the subject?

    2.  Other methods of getting rid of mouldy or musty odours in
        books. Some people have suggested Lysol, baking soda, or
        deodorizers from the hardware store. Do any of these really

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:24
                 Distributed: Friday, September 6, 1996
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Received on Tuesday, 3 September, 1996

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