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Odlyha, M and Foster, G M and Cohen, N S and Sitwell, C and Bullock, L (2000) Microclimate monitoring of indoor environments using piezoelectric quartz crystal humidity sensors. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2 (2). pp. 127-131. ISSN 14640325

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The aim of this paper is to describe indoor microclimate monitoring at two different locations, Sandham Memorial Chapel, in Hampshire, England, and the castle El Alcázar, in Segovia, Spain. Piezoelectric quartz crystal sensors with novel humidity sensitive poly(ethyleneimine) coatings and Pt resistance thermometers were used to measure the relative humidity (RH) and temperature gradients across one of the paintings of the British artist, Stanley Spencer, housed in Sandham Memorial Chapel. The measurement period extended from December 1997 to September 1998. Each coated crystal was set in its own housing from which temperature and RH measuring circuits were connected via a cable to the computer. The 9 month monitoring period incorporated the range in seasons from winter through to autumn. Between December and February the RH at the back of the painting was found to be lower than that at the front. In March and April the reverse was true. Additionally, there were large spikes in the data in some of the months for both RH and temperature, probably caused by direct sunlight falling on the sensors. At the second site monitoring was performed for a shorter period, from December 1997 to early January 1998. It served, however, to show that abrupt changes can occur in the microclimate surrounding the painting. These fluctuations can with time lead to alterations to the paint surface and result eventually in cracking and damage to the art work.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental monitoring; Historic building; Sensor; Microclimate; Relative humidity; Painting
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English > Monitoring
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Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 05 May 2008 14:32
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 09:16

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