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Subject: Mold


From: Francesca Cappitelli <francesca.cappitelli<-a>
Date: Sunday, June 5, 2005
Stuart Bagley <sbagley4227 [at] sbcglobal__net> writes

>Does anyone have information on ways to decontaminate moldy
>documents? Is it even possible.

We have recently proposed a plasma treatment for the abatement of
fungi on paper. This method will be presented at the next ICOM-CC
triennial meeting ("Conservation of biodeteriorated ancient
documents and paper consolidation by plasma treatments"). You can
find further information in Laguardia L., Vassallo E., Cappitelli
F., et al., 2005, in press. "Investigation of the effects of plasma
treatments on biodeteriorated ancient paper". Applied Surface

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Francesca Cappitelli, PhD
DISTAM - University of Milan
Via Celoria, 2
20133 Milano
+39 02 50316721
Fax: +39 02 50316694

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