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Subject: Soot


From: Eric Miller <emiller<-a>
Date: Monday, July 18, 2005
Deborah Phillips <deborah.phillips [at] devon__gov__uk> writes

>Does anyone have knowledge of the best way to remove greasy soot
>from art paper and printed cardboard ...

At the IIC Melbourne Congress in 2000, Sharon Rutledge (now Miller)
of NASA gave a joint paper "Cleaning of Fire Damaged Watercolour and
Textiles Using Atomic Oxygen".  The paper explains how to generate
atomic oxygen--but you need to acquire some equipment and the paper
doesn't go into costs.  The process converts carbon to carbon
monoxide and carbon dioxide and--it is claimed--it is successful
where conventional techniques have failed.

Eric Miller
Department of Conservation Documentation and Science
British Museum

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:7
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