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Advantages of Using Microbial Technology over Traditional Chemical Technology in Removal of Black Crusts from Stone Surfaces of Historical Monuments
ABSTRACT This study compares two cleaning methods, one involving an ammonium carbonate-EDTA mixture and the other involving the sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfovibrio vulgaris subsp. vulgaris ATCCExpand
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Hindering biofilm formation with zosteric acid
The antifoulant, zosteric acid, was synthesized using a non-patented process. Zosteric acid at 500 mg l−1 caused a reduction of bacterial (Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus) and fungal (AspergillusExpand
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Bacterial and fungal deterioration of the Milan Cathedral marble treated with protective synthetic resins.
Surfaces are continuously exposed to physical, chemical and biological degradation. Among the biological agents that cause deterioration, microorganisms are of critical importance. This work is partExpand
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Efficacy of Zosteric Acid Sodium Salt on the Yeast Biofilm Model Candida albicans
Candida albicans is the most notorious and the most widely studied yeast biofilm former. Design of experiments (DoE) showed that 10 mg/L zosteric acid sodium salt reduced C. albicans adhesion and theExpand
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Feasibility of Removing Surface Deposits on Stone Using Biological and Chemical Remediation Methods
The study was conducted on alterations found on stone artwork and integrates microbial control and a biotechnological method for the removal of undesirable chemical substances. The Demetra and CronosExpand
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Improved Methodology for Bioremoval of Black Crusts on Historical Stone Artworks by Use of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria
ABSTRACT An improved methodology to remove black crusts from stone by using Desulfovibrio vulgaris subsp. vulgaris ATCC 29579, a sulfate-reducing bacterium, is presented. The strain removed 98% ofExpand
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Detection and Elimination of Cyanobacteria from Frescoes: The Case of the St. Brizio Chapel (Orvieto Cathedral, Italy)
A rosy discoloration partly masking the Luca Signorelli frescoes in St. Brizio Chapel (Orvieto Cathedral, Italy) for many years proved to be a biological alteration, so the present research focusedExpand
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Comparing the bioremoval of black crusts on colored artistic lithotypes of the Cathedral of Florence with chemical and laser treatment
The external walls of the Cathedral of Florence are made of green serpentine, red marlstone and Carrara white marble, and intensive air pollution attack has led to their weathering, which causedExpand
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Biofilm Formation in Food Processing Environments is Still Poorly Understood and Controlled
The presence of undesirable biofilms on food processing contact surfaces may lead to: (1) transmission of diseases; (2) food spoilage; (3) shortened time between cleaning events; (4) contamination ofExpand
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Mini-review: Biofilm responses to oxidative stress
Abstract Biofilms constitute the predominant microbial style of life in natural and engineered ecosystems. Facing harsh environmental conditions, microorganisms accumulate reactive oxygen speciesExpand
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