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We realize in a single structure over 130 certificated analysis, of which 30 are innovative of the highest quality for the Cultural Heritage sector. We work with state-of-the-art tools for scientific and nanotechnological analysis. All analyzes are certified according to European standards (UNI / CEN). Thanks to these technologies, we are able to know and deepen all the compositional, conservative and material compatibility aspects by obtaining new, detailed and accurate information. RESEARCH covers all the areas of traditional diagnostics and of the new nano-diagnostics such as: static and structural, chemical, physical, biological, material, environmental etc.

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Development

Support for the development of new products: we assist the companies, the public bodies and the professionals to improve or realize new nano-structured or nano-technological products applied to conservation and restoration.

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Funds Research

RESEARCH also engages through the experience and the network of the Venetian Cluster in the research and finding of funds with the main goal to realize projects, analyses and to develop new products.

HISTORICAL MONUMENTS (historic buildings, churches, walled walls, fountains, statues, etc.)

  • characterization of stone materials, mortars, plaster, stucco and brickwork through the following analysis: petrographic study at polarizing optical microscope, XRD diffractometric analysis, chemical analysis in XRF fluorescence, porosimetric analysis of mercury, determination of lime hydraulic index, determination of carbon dioxide CO2 content, determination of the granulometric curve of the inerts used for plaster / mortar using ASTM sieves.
  • determination of the conservation state of materials through the following analysis: ion chromatography, FT/IR infrared spectrophotometric analysis, SEM scanning electron microscopy analysis associated with EDS microanalysis, TGA/DTA thermogravimetric analysis.
  • characterization of biodeterioration by: classification of vegetation, optical microscopy from biology, classification of microorganisms by plant analysis on solid and liquid soil, entomological classification of insects, experimental evaluation of biocidal efficacy in the laboratory.
  • structural and seismic analysis such as: graphical tests, structural analysis (single and double flat jacks, sonic and ultrasonic analysis, load tests, tensiometric tests), surveys with georadar, analysis with fissure and metric inclination, core drilling.
  • Innovative analysis
    • Check of surface distribution, penetration, aggregation, chemical and physical compatibility of materials and nano materials (mortars, consolidating materials);
    • verification of chemical iteration between product, nano product and substrate – migration and alteration;
    • quality/quantity analysis of DNA and RNA with use of thermocycler and real time PCR; DNA sequencing – identification of ancient, archaeological organic elements;
    • determination of volume-specific surface area and dimensional distribution of porosity for the characterization of materials and surfaces also nanostructured;
    • characterization of the dimensional, the quantification, the fractionation of particles, nano particles and (nano) formulations in liquid phase;
    • determination of the physical parameters of natural and artificial stone materials such as total porosity, imbibition capacity by total immersion, absorption of water by capillarity;
    • after the intervention to verify interactions with the substrate for organic/inorganic materials;
    • quantification of the composition per cent of the products;
    • protein analysis in terms of molecular weight, isoelectric point, identification by antibody recognition (if necessary access to mass spectrometric), analysis for the recognition and evaluation of the conservation status of proteins;
    • identification of microbiological species with biomolecular analysis;
    • analysis for the verification of the effectiveness of applied biocides – verification of the microorganism regrowth;
    • determination of the degradation status of protein binders (proteolysis) by electrophoretic analysis (EFP);
    • recognition of organic dyes;
    • presence of organic and inorganic compounds;
    • experimental evaluation of the efficacy of biocides in the laboratory according to NORMAL38 / 93;
    • analysis of particle counts with the qualification of cleanrooms and controlled contamination spaces according to the GMP and UNI EN ISO 14644-1 standards;
    • physical and chemical compatibility in the medium and long term.

POLICROME SURFACES (canvases, boards, wall, crockery, metals, etc.)

  • characterization of the supports by: microscope biology analysis of textile and paper fibers, xilotomic wood analysis, metallic alloy analysis through metallographic section study at optical microscope in reflected light and SEM electronic scanning microscope, etc.
  • characterization of inorganic pigments through electronic EDS microprobe analysis, XRD diffractometric analysis, fluorescence x analysis with portable instrumentation;
  • characterization of organic substances by: microFT/IR infrared spectrophotometric analysis in ATR mode, immunoenzymatic assays for selective recognition of protein substances, gas chromatographic analysis (GC-MS) for oil and wax recognition, liquid chromatographic analysis (LC-MS) for the recognition of natural resins, gas chromatographic analysis (GC-MS) with pyrolysis recognition for synthetic resins, liquid chromatography analysis (HPLC) with UV detector for the recognition of organic dyes.
  • Innovative analysis
    • Check of surface distribution, penetration, aggregation, chemical and physical compatibility of materials and nano materials (consolidating and protective materials);
    • verification of chemical iteration between product, nano product and substrate – migration and alteration;
    • dimensional characterization, quantification and fractionation of particles and nano particles and (nano) formulations in liquid phase;
    • determination of volume-specific surface area and dimensional distribution of porosity for the characterization of materials and surfaces also nanostructured;
    • determination of the physical parameters of natural and artificial stone materials such as total porosity, imbibition capacity by total immersion, absorption of water by capillarity;
    • after the intervention to verify interactions with the substrate for organic/inorganic materials;
    • quantification of the per cent compositional of the original or overlapping products;
    • separative technique of particles of different sizes. Traceability of the dissolution processes of materials and nano materials;
    • protein analysis in terms of molecular weight, isoelectric point, identification by antibody recognition (if necessary access to mass spectrometric), analysis for the recognition and evaluation of the conservation status of proteins;
    • quality/quantity analysis of DNA and RNA with use of thermocycler and real time PCR; DNA sequencing – identification of ancient, archaeological organic elements;
    • identification of microbiological species with biomolecular analysis;
    • analysis for the verification of the effectiveness of applied biocides – verification of the microorganism regrowth;
    • determination of the degradation status of protein binders (proteolysis) by electrophoretic analysis (EFP);
    • gas chromatographic analysis for the recognition of oils and waxes;
    • recognition of natural resins;
    • recognition of organic dyes;
    • presence of organic and inorganic compounds;
    • experimental evaluation of the efficacy of biocides in the laboratory according to NORMAL38/93;
    • activity of microorganisms;
    • analysis of particle counts with the clean rooms qualification and controlled contamination spaces according to the GMP and UNI EN ISO 14644-1 standards;
    • physical and chemical compatibility in the medium and long term.

POLYMATERIC MANUFACTURES (fabrics, wax, paper, bone, metal, etc)

Characterization of materials through: study of polished sections and/or thin with microscope, SEM electronic scanning microscope analysis associated with EDS microanalysis, microFT/IR infrared spectrophotometric analysis in ATR mode, Gas chromatographic analysis (GC-MS) for the recognition of oils and waxes, liquid chromatographic analysis (LC-MS) for the recognition of natural resins, Gas chromatographic analysis (GC-MS) with pyrolyzer for the recognition of synthetic resins, immunoenzymatic assays for the selective recognition of protein substances, microscopic biology analysis of fibers, metallographic section study on optical microscope in reflected light and SEM electronic scanning microscope, XRD diffractometric analysis, chemical analysis in XRF fluorescence.

Innovative analysis

  • Check of surface distribution, penetration, aggregation, chemical and physical compatibility of materials and nano materials (consolidating and protective materials);
  • verification of chemical iteration between product, nano product and substrate – migration and alteration;
  • dimensional characterization, quantification and fractionation of particles, nano particles and (nano) formulations in liquid phase;
  • determination of volume-specific surface area and dimensional distribution of porosity for the characterization of materials and surfaces also nanostructured;
  • determination of the physical parameters of natural and artificial stone materials such as total porosity, imbibition capacity by total immersion, absorption of water by capillarity;
  • after the intervention to verify interactions with the organic/inorganic SEM substrate;
  • quantification of the per cent composition of the original or overlapping products;
  • separative technique of particles of different sizes. Traceability of the dissolution processes of materials and nano materials;
  • protein analysis in terms of molecular weight, isoelectric point, identification by antibody recognition (if necessary access to mass spectrometric), analysis for the recognition and evaluation of the conservation status of proteins;
  • quality/quantity analysis of DNA and RNA with use of thermocycler and real time PCR; DNA sequencing – identification of ancient, archaeological organic elements;
  • identification of microbiological species with biomolecular analysis;
  • analysis for the verification of the effectiveness of applied biocides – verification of the microorganism regrowth;
  • determination of the degradation status of protein binders (proteolysis) by electrophoretic analysis (EFP);
  • gas chromatographic analysis for the recognition of oils and waxes;
  • recognition of natural resins;
  • recognition of organic dyes;
  • presence of organic and inorganic compounds;
  • experimental evaluation of the efficacy of biocides in the laboratory according to NORMAL38/93;
  • activity of microorganisms;
  • analysis of particle counts with the qualification of cleanrooms and controlled contamination spaces according to the GMP and UNI EN ISO 14644-1 standards;
  • physical and chemical compatibility in the medium and long term.

DIAGNOSTICS FOR IMAGES

  • RX radiographic examination
  • IR reflective surveys
  • UV fluorescence surveys
  • Infrared to fake colours
  • Photos in light plain and in visible
  • Thermographic surveys

MICROCLIMATE

  • Microclimatic monitoring in bordering environments for determining ambient temperature, contact temperature, relative humidity, absolute humidity, contact humidity, Lux, UV.

ANALYSIS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF PRODUCTS OR THE REALIZATION OF NEW PRODUCTS ALSO NANO STRUCTURED

  • Check of surface distribution, penetration, aggregation, chemical and physical compatibility of materials and nano materials (mortars, consolidating and protective materials);
  • complex matrices (biological, inorganic) treated with nanomaterials for traceability and nanotoxicology (including fiber determination and tomographic analysis);
  • verification of chemical iteration between product, nano product and substrate – migration and alteration;
  • quantification of the nano product;
  • dimensional characterization, quantification and fractionation of particles and (nano) particles and (nano) formulations in liquid phase;
  • determination of volume-specific surface area and dimensional distribution of porosity for the characterization of materials and surfaces also nanostructured;
  • preventive phases of design and verification of the efficiency of the applied product (sample analysis before and after);
  • determination of the physical parameters of natural and artificial stone materials such as total porosity, imbibition capacity by total immersion, absorption of water by capillarity;
  • after the intervention to verify interactions with the organic/inorganic SEM substrate;
  • quantification of the composition per cent of the products;
  • separative technique of particles of different sizes. Traceability of the dissolution processes of materials and nano materials;
  • colloidal stability/surface charge, tracing of aggregation/agglomeration processes of nanoparticles and nanoformulations in liquid phase;
  • analysis for the verification of the effectiveness of applied biocides – verification of the microorganism regrowth;
  • experimental evaluation of the efficacy of biocides in the laboratory according to NORMAL38/93;
  • activity of microorganisms;
  • analysis of particles counts with the qualification of cleanrooms and controlled contamination spaces according to the GMP and UNI EN ISO 14644-1 standards;
  • physical and chemical compatibility in the medium and long term;
  • verification of the products on site.

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