Traditional Lime Technologies of Historic Buildings and their Present Use
• (Principal) Investigator:
Ing. Jan Válek, PhD. (ÚTaAM AV ČR)
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• Agency:
MC CR, NAKI programme
• Keywords:
Traditional technology; lime production; lime kiln; historic lime quarries; conservation of cultural heritage

Main aim of the project is a research and development (R&D) of traditional lime technologies, which will allow their use for repairs of architectural heritage once again. Partial aims are the following: a/ Documentation of the past use of lime technologies, which will allow identification of former resources of raw materials and specific technologies of production of lime binder in connection with their application in historic buildings. b/ Development of a lime kiln and traditional technology of lime burning for small scale production of lime binders. c/ Development of lime binders and their production used in the past with regards to possibilities of their current utilization. d/ Application of the knowledge and results for education and publicity which will support re-establishment of traditional materials and technologies to conservation of architectural heritage.

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