JAIC 1979, Volume 19, Number 1, Article 5 (pp. 34 to 41)
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JAIC 1979, Volume 19, Number 1, Article 5 (pp. 34 to 41)

THE INFLUENCE OF DEACIDIFICATION ON THE DETERIORATION OF PAPER

J.S. Arney, A.J. Jacobs, & R. Newman


ABSTRACT—The influence of calcium carbonate deacidification on the rates of deterioration of commercial rag and newsprint papers at 90C and 100% R.H. has been examined. Evidence is presented to show that the decreased rate of deterioration resulting from deacidification cannot be accounted for in terms of a decrease in the acid-catalyzed hydrolysis process alone. Atmospheric oxidation, shown to play an important role in the deterioration of the paper samples, is also retarded by deacidification.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. PRESENTATION OF RESULTS
3. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
4. EXPERIMENTAL
1. APPENDIX
a: Appendix , References
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