Toward an optimization of the specifications for water bath desalination of stone objects

Ph. Bromblet, V. Vergès-Belmin, C. Franzen, S. Aze & O. Rolland
The paper presents some guidelines set up on the basis of the experience gained throughdesalination of stone objects in water bath conducted in the course of several recentconservation projects. First of all several fundamental questions are tackled: Why todesalinate? What are the variants? What are the risk and the alternative solutions? In a secondstep, the document proposes general recommendations and reports different methods ortechniques that may be used at each step of the process: preliminary...