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SaltWiki is intended to share current specialist information on salts, damages caused by salts and dealing with salt damage. You are welcome to contribute to this joint venture and to collaborate in compiling SaltWiki as an author. Information about the project you find here.

After completing the DFG project, the research group has founded the association SIK who has been committed to update the contents. The Hornemann Institute of the HAWK is responsible for the technical and graphical maintenance of the portal.


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SWBSS 2017

The Forth International Conference on Salt Weathering of Buildings and Stone Sculptures (SWBSS) took place in Potsdam (Germany) from 20 - 22 September 2017 at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FHP).

The proceedings of the conference are available for Download
The articles of the conference can also be downloaded separately on SWBSS 2017.


J. Flatt, Nevin Aly Mohameda,b, Francesco Carusoc, Hannelore Derluynd, Julie Desarnaude, Barbara Lubellif, Rosa Maria Espinosa‐Marzalg, Leo Pelh, Carlos Rodriguez‐Navarroi, George W. Schererj, Noushine Shahidzadehk, Michael Steigeer (2017): Predicting salt damage in practice: a theoretical insight into laboratory tests. In: RILEM Technical Letters (2017) 2: 108‐118,DOI: https://doi.org/10.21809/rilemtechlett.2017.41

Roland Lenz (2017):Systemoptimierte Salzminderungskompressen (Material-Wirkung), in: Retrospektive und Perspektive, Methoden und Techniken in der Wandmalereirestaurierung, Werkstattgespräch des Bayerischen Landesamtes für Denkmalpflege im Literaturhaus München, 9. und 10. Mai 2106, Volk Verlag München 2017, S. 123-133.

Steffen Laue (ed.): Proceedings of SWBSS 2017. Fourth International Conference on Salt Weathering of Buildings and Stone Sculptures, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany, 20-22 September 2017, Verlag der Fachhochschule Potsdam, http://dx.doi.org/10.5165/HAWK-HHG/315

Michael Steiger, The geochemistry of nitrate deposits: I. Thermodynamics of Mg(NO3)2–H2O and solubilities in the Na+–Mg2+–NO3––SO42––H2O system, Chemical Geology, Volume 436, 15 October 2016, Pages 84-97, ISSN 0009-2541, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.04.028.


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