Greener Solvents in Conservation: An Introductory Guide

Type

E-Book

Institution

Sustainability in Conservation (SiC)

Platform

Sustainability in Conservation (SiC)

Cost

Free

Available in

English

Description*

This e-book focusses on organic solvents, their impact on human health, artefacts and the environment. It can be downloaded from the website of  Sustainability in Conservation (SiC), an international organization promoting sustainable alternatives in cultural heritage conservation and related fields.

The e-book illustrates how harmful solvents can potentially affect materials and artefacts under the care of conservators. The e-book was published to promote the eradication of harmful solvents. It provides useful information for their identification and recommendations for the use of alternative ‘green’ solvents. SiC is a branch of Ki Culture, dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and sustainable practices in the conservation of cultural heritage.

Some of the contents of the e-book are:

  • A history of ‘green’ solvents used in conservation
  • Health and environmental impacts of solvents in conservation
  • Practical steps to greener solutions