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Subject: Soot and odour removal after a fire

Soot and odour removal after a fire

From: Victoria Carter <vcarter>
Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2002
Linda Roundhill <artsconservation [at] attbi__com>

>There have been numerous reports of odours removed with something
>called zeolites which is a natural mineral with highly absorptive
>qualities. ...

I have been considering the use of synthetic zeolites, i.e.
molecular sieves, for absorbing acetic acid from decaying microfilm.
Has anyone used molecular sieves? One vendor said this material is
reactive with water, "liberating extreme heat." That was enough to
keep me from trying them.

Victoria Carter
Cushing Library
Texas A&M University

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:18
                Distributed: Thursday, September 5, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-16-18-007
Received on Wednesday, 4 September, 2002

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