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      The influence of hygroscopic humidity from salts on moisture measurements in the case of the ‘ Boskapel ’ chapel in Imde-Meise , Belgium

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      1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021 (ICMB21)

      28-29 June 2021

      salts, rising damp, brick masonry, hygroscopicity

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          Abstract

          When investigating moisture in building materials it is important to study both the actual and hygroscopic moisture contents (AMC; HMC) as well as the salt content. The presence of hygroscopic salts can often lead to misinterpretation of the moisture content and source. A high HMC can often be held responsible for a high AMC and result in an incorrect diagnosis and non-adapted treatment. We present a multi technique approach to investigate the presence of moisture and salts in the interior of a chapel in Imde-Meise, Belgium to provide advice for the optimal conservation.

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          Conference
          12 May 2021
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA)
          Article
          10.14293/ICMB210018
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          1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021
          ICMB21
          Online
          28-29 June 2021
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          The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

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