The effect of temperature on emissions of carboxylic acids in passive climate controlled repositories with cultural heritage collections

Signe Hjerrild Smedemark*, Morten Ryhl-Svendsen, Alexandra Schieweck

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This study investigates the effect of reducing temperature on the emission of carboxylic acids and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from museum objects. Volatile car-boxylic acids cause deterioration of cultural heritage collections, e.g. tarnishing of metals, salt efflorescence on calcareous structures, and acid hydrolysis of organic materials. The concen-trations of VOCs and carboxylic acids in air were determined in a test chamber set-up. Active sampling of VOCs was performed on Tenax TA® with subsequent thermal desorption and coupled gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (TDS-GC/MS) analysis. Carboxylic acids were trapped on silica gel tubes and analyzed by ion chromatography (IC). The results show that reducing the temperature from 23°C to 10°C will reduce the emission of carboxylic acids from selected cultural heritage materials to 27-68%.It has to be clarified if reducing tempera-ture can have a beneficial effect on air filtration requirements in repositories with passive cli-mate control in Northern Europe.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelIndoor Air
Antal sider2
Publikationsdato22 jul. 2018
Sider1
Artikelnummer348
StatusUdgivet - 22 jul. 2018
BegivenhedIndoor Air 2018: The 15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate (ISIAQ) - Philadelphia, USA
Varighed: 22 jul. 201827 jul. 2018
http://www.indoorair2018.org/

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KonferenceIndoor Air 2018
LandUSA
ByPhiladelphia
Periode22/07/201827/07/2018
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