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Biodeterioration of plaster of Paris and shoe counter scrap pieces composites



Title: Biodeterioration of plaster of Paris and shoe counter scrap pieces composites
Author(s): C. S. Kazmierczak, I. S. Santos, H. C. Silva, M. V. Ramires, A. P. Kern, M. E. Silva
Paper category : conference
Book title: First International RILEM Workshop on Microbial Impact on Building Materials
Editor(s): M. Ribas Silva
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 2351580133
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 40 - 45
Total Pages: 6
Nb references: 6
Language: English


Abstract: This work describes research results on the biodeterioration of gypsum and shoe counter scrap pieces composites. The composite is a result of a research project and the bioderioration study was carried out to support the commercialization of this newly developed composite.
The work was organized to determine if the compatibility of composite materials and if its durability can be reduced by biodeterioration processes. Some fungi believed to have the ability of interacting with these materials were selected and the materials were exposed to them using two different methodologies: PDA cultures and moist chamber cultures. A complementary study was carried out to determine the efficiency of fungicides in inhibiting fungal growth. The results indicate that although some fungi are expected to develop, the mechanical properties in the composites are not affected.


Online publication: 2000-06-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2351580133.006