Proyectos I+D Dirigidos

RESEARCH PROJECTS

PRESENT PROJECTS

TITLE: Conservation of Monumental Stone: Consolidants, Hydrophobic and Self-cleaning New Nanomaterials” (MAT2010-16206)

FINANCIATION: Materials Spanish Programme Project

DURATION: 2011-2013

Principal Investigator: María J. Mosquera

The aim of this project is to design nanomaterials with application as anti-graffiti, water repellents and consolidants on stone.

TITLE: Conservation of Advancing Stone Materials

FINANCIATION: Spanish government. “Programa Impacto”

DURATION: 2011-2013

Principal Investigator: María J. Mosquera

The aim of this Project is to develop new materials for protecting commercial stones.

TITLE: New Nanomaterials for Andalusia Cultural Heritage Conservation (TEP-6386)

FINANCIATION: Andalucía govermment “Proyecto de Excelencia”

DURATION: 2011-2013

Principal Investigator: María J. Mosquera

The target of this project is to develop new nanomaterials for restorating stone monuments from Andalusia.

PAST PROJECTS

 
TITLE: Optimizing Treatments for Commercial Stones (PET2008-0134)

FINANCIATION: Trace Spanish Programme Project

DURATION: 2009-2011

Principal Investigator: María J. Mosquera

The aim of this project was to design new treatments for protecting commercial stones.

TITLE: A New Application for Nanomaterials: Consolidating Monumental Stones (MAT2007-60681)

FINANCIATION: Materials Spanish Programme Project

DURATION: 2007-2010

Principal Investigator: María J. Mosquera

The aim of this project was to avoid the drawbacks of the commercial stone consolidants by adding a surfactant to starting sol. Moreover, the new materials present hydrophobic properties.

TITLE: Optimization of Sol-Gel Consolidants. Application to the Stone Conservation” (MAT2004-00801)

FINANCIATION: Materials Spanish Programme Project

DURATION: 2004-2007

Principal Investigator: María J. Mosquera

The aim of this project was to avoid the drawbacks of the commercial stone consolidants by adding a surfactant to starting sol. The surfactant reduces the capillary pressure, responsible of consolidants cracking.

TITLE: Optimization of Sol-Gel Consolidants. Application to the Stone Conservation (MAT2003-00829)

FINANCIATION: Materials Spanish Programme Project

DURATION: 2003-2004

Principal Investigator: María J. Mosquera

The aim of this project was to avoid the drawbacks of the commercial stone consolidants by adding silica colloid particles to TEOS. Colloid particles increases the gel pore size, and subsequently reduce the capillary pressure responsible of consolidants cracking.

TITLE: Evaluation and Optimization of the Drying Process of Sol-Gel Consolidants. Application to the Cultural Heritage Conservation (MAT2001-3805)

FINANCIATION: Materials Spanish Programme Project

DURATION: 2001-2003

Principal Investigator: María J. Mosquera

The aim of this project was to characterize the drawbacks of the commercial stone consolidants.

TITLE: Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry Device (UNCA08-1E-005)

FINANCIATION: Equipment Spanish Programme Project

DURATION: 2010-2011

Principal Investigator: María J. Mosquera

 

TITLE : Optimization of Sol-Gel Consolidants. Application to the Stone Conservation” (P06-TEP-02092)

FINANCIATION: Andalucía govermment “Proyecto de Excelencia”

DURATION: 2007-2010

Principal Investigator: María J. Mosquera

The aim of this project was to synthesize new water repellent coatings and consolidating materials for the typical monuments of Andalusia region in Spain.