Investigating Liquid CO2 to Clean Textiles and Basketry
AbstractThis presentation illustrates the use of micron-sized snow particles to transfer and displace particles of surface soiling on delicate textile and basketry surfaces. Liquid CO2 from a tank (with syphon) connected to a valve and a nozzle expands without exchanging heat, thus becoming a mixture of gaseous CO2 and dry ice that surrounds the soil particles with a gas envelope which slides over the object surface, and then the CO2 volatilizes into the air. This momentum transfer and displacement system is dry, non-conductive, nonabrasive, and non-toxic. Our process of testing this technique is described.
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ODEGAARD, Nancy. Investigating Liquid CO2 to Clean Textiles and Basketry. Selected Proceedings of Advances in Conservation, [S.l.], nov. 2017. Available at: <http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/waac/article/view/4018>. Date accessed: 14 dec. 2017.