7.  Conservation of the Archaeological Find from Roman Period

Authors: A. Alil, B. Jegdić, S. Polić-Radovanović, S. Ristić and V. Rajaković-Ognjanović


Abstract:

A degree of preservation of iron artefacts depends on the type of underground environment and the type of corrosion products formed on their surface. This paper analyses the conditions of an archaeological artefact made of iron, which was found to originate from the Roman period. The iron corrosion products, goethite, lepidocrocite and magnetite (determined by the X-ray diffraction method) have been noticed in the corrosion products of the artefact. The ion chromatography analysis has revealed chloride and sulphate anions, pointing to the necessity of having artefacts treated in adequate solutions immediately after their excavation. It has been found that the EDTA solution is very efficient in the process of desalination of the artefact. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of the corrosion product types and the effects of applying the EDTA solution, otherwise not commonly used for desalination of iron objects. This method was applied here due to the complex structures of the found archaeological artefacts and the presence of copper alloys besides iron. The aim of this paper is to determine the type of influence corrosion products have on an artefact and to determine the effect of desalination treatment.


Keywords: archaeological iron, corrosion, XRD, radiography, ionic chromatography

PDF Version

 
 
Issues

Articles in Press
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2016
Volume 61(75), Issue 2, 2016
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2016
Volume 61(75), Issue 1, 2016
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2015
Volume 60(74), Issue 2, 2015
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2015
Volume 60(74), Issue 1, 2015
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2014
Volume 59(73), Issue 2, 2014
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2014
Volume 59(73), Issue 1, 2014
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2013
Volume 58(72), Issue 2, 2013
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2013
Volume 58(72), Issue 1, 2013
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2012
Volume 57(71), Issue 2, 2012
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2012
Volume 57(71), Issue 1, 2012
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2011
Volume 56(70), Issue 2, 2011
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2011
Volume 56(70), Issue 1, 2011
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2010
Volume 55(69), Issue 2, 2010
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2010
Volume 55(69), Issue 1, 2010
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2009
Volume 54(68), Issue 2, 2009
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2009
Volume 54(68), Issue 1, 2009
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2008
Volume 53(67), Issue 1 - 2, 2008
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2007
Volume 52(66), Issue 1 - 2, 2007
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2006
Volume 51(65), Item 1 - 2, 2006
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)


2005
Volume 50(64), Item 1 - 2, 2005
Chem. Bull. `POLITEHNICA` Univ. (Timisoara)



   
 
 
  © 2017 Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Engineering Faculty