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New experimental method to study the combined effect of temperature and salt weathering

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Ayman Hamed
Ayman Hamed
Faculty of Petroleum and Mining Engineering – Suez University, Suez, Egypt
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Nevin Aly
Nevin Aly
Faculty of Petroleum and Mining Engineering – Suez University, Suez, EgyptGeosciences Institute IGEO (CSIC, UCM), Madrid, Spain
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Miguel Gomez-Heras
Miguel Gomez-Heras
Geosciences Institute IGEO (CSIC, UCM), Madrid, SpainCEI Campus Moncloa (UPM, UCM, CSIC), Madrid, SpainETS Arquitectura (UPM), Madrid, Spain
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Monica Alvarez De Buergo
Monica Alvarez De Buergo
Geosciences Institute IGEO (CSIC, UCM), Madrid, Spain
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Published:
January 01, 2016

Abstract

This study presents a new experimental chamber, which builds upon previous methods of testing salt weathering. This method is based on capillary rising in samples, as this corresponds to the actual imbibition process in building stone. This set-up allows control in setting both a specific thermal regime and cycling temperatures. Some of the significant additions of this experimental set-up are: continuous flow of the saline solution, as the samples will be fed with a constant concentration throughout the experiments; and continuous monitoring of environmental temperature, relative humidity and sample weights. Recorded results in this research belong to limestone samples from Mokattam, Cairo. Results are also considered as a proof to the practical advantages of the experimental chamber in salt-weathering studies and its environmental controls.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Sustainable Use of Traditional Geomaterials in Construction Practice

R. Přikryl
R. Přikryl
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
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Á. Török
Á. Török
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
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M. Gomez-Heras
M. Gomez-Heras
Institute of Geosciences (CSIC, UCM), Spain
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K. Miskovsky
K. Miskovsky
Envix Nord AB, Sweden
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M. Theodoridou
M. Theodoridou
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
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Geological Society of London
Volume
416
ISBN electronic:
9781862397187
Publication date:
January 01, 2016

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