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Princeton researchers find marble preservative in human bones
17 Mar 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Researchers at Princeton University have created a marble preservative using hydroxyapatite, a calcium compound found in human bones and teeth
Researchers at Princeton University have developed a low cost treatment to preserve marble.

The research, led by George Scherer and Enrico Sassoni at Princeton University, found that hydroxyapatite, a calcium compound found in bones and teeth, could preserve marble artworks from the effects of time and environmental exposure.

The treatment consists of calcite and a salt water solution that reacts with marble to create the hydroxyapatite.

When applied, the solution absorbs into the marble and binds cracks in the surface making the marble stronger and more resistant to environmental elements that cause deterioration.

Scherer’s laboratory has been researching the preservative potential of hydroxyapatite for a number of years as it is non-toxic and fast-acting.

Sassoni, a visiting postdoctoral research associate from the University of Bologna, said: “Compared to other approaches, our method has the advantage of being based on a nontoxic solvent (water), that is able to penetrate deep inside marble cracks, and reacts in just 24 hours.”

Scherer, the William L. Knapp '47 professor of Civil Engineering at Princeton, said that the hydroxyapatite treatment acts as a glue, he said: "You want to put something into those boundaries to strengthen and hold it together, and that's what the treatment does well."

Additional testing to see whether the compound is strengthened with the application of electrical currents and alcohol is currently being carried out.
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Vortex makes list of Canada's fastest-growing firms
21 Sep 2017 . BY Alice Davis
Aquatic play specialists Vortex has been acknowledged as one of Canada’s companies to watch, included on the PROFIT 500 list for the third year in a row.
Optimum Nutrition anouces 2017 Gold Standard Fitness Awards
20 Sep 2017 . BY Dean Fox
Optimum Nutrition is proud to announce that the Gold Standard Fitness Awards returns for 2017 to acknowledge the outstanding work and commitment of fitness professionals all over the country.
EAS PREVIEW: Simworx to showcase full range
20 Sep 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
At this year’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS), dynamic simulation attractions specialist Simworx will be promoting its full range of media based products.
EAS PREVIEW: SimEx-Iwerks expands line-up with 6-DVX
20 Sep 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
At this year’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS), SimEx-Iwerks will continue to refine its flying theatre product line with 6-DVX.
EAS PREVIEW: ProSlide partners with Six Flags Fiesta Texas
19 Sep 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
At this year’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS), ProSlide will showcase innovative new water rides that have recently been installed at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
EAS PREVIEW: Vekoma to unveil new rollercoaster
19 Sep 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
At this year’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS), Vekoma will present Bermuda Blitz, an innovative new roller coaster.
Holovis hires new vice president of experience innovation
19 Sep 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Virtual reality studio Holovis has appointed Howard Newstate as vice president of experience innovation.
Innovative hydration for gyms
18 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Surrey-based startup The Vitapure Drinks Company is launching its Vitastream Drink Station at BodyPower’s BP Fitness Trade Show at the NEC in September.
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