01 July 2010

Thesis: Coating strategies for the protection of outdoor bronze art and ornamentation natural building stones (2003)


Title: Coating strategies for the protection of outdoor bronze art and ornamentation natural building stones
Author: Lynn B. Brostoff
University: University of Amsterdam
Year: 2003
Pages: 180
Type of document: PhD thesis
Link: http://dare.uva.nl/... (pdf, 15.3 Mb)

Note: Resource kindly indicated by Goran Budija

Table of Contents (short version):

1. The problem of protecting bronze in outdoor exposures
1.1. Introduction
1.2. The effect of outdoor environments on bronzes
1.3. The engineering problem
1.4. The conservation problem: current attitudes, practices, and research
1.5. The research problem
1.6. Conclusions

2. Performance of 29 coatings on two types of copper alloy substrates
2.1. Introduction
2.2. Experimental methods
2.3. Results and discussion
2.4. Conclusions

3. Performance of five coatings on four types of copper alloy substrates
3.1. Introduction 57
3.2. Experimental methods 58
3.3. Results and discussion
3.4. Conclusion

4. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) of select coatings on bronze
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Experimental method
4.3. Results and discussio
4.4. Conclusions

5. Chemical characterization of the bulk coating and the metal/coating interface
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Experimental methods
5.3. Results and discussion
5.4. Conclusions

6. The role of benzotriazole (BTA) in bronze protection
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Background
6.3. Experimental methods
6.4. Results and discussion
6.5. Conclusions

7. Summary and concluding remarks
7.1. Summary of results
7.2. Low maintenance vs. high maintenance coatings
7.3. Suggestions for future work