The main role of unity at the University of Palermo is to to
plan, prepare and characterize new functional nanostructured
systems for cleaning and consolidation particularly of wet
The study will include a complete thermodynamic characterization
of the interaction process solid phase / macromolecule, together
with a detailed structural characterization of the mixtures.
1) Nano-materials sustainable with the consolidating and
protective properties for underwater archaeological finds;
2) Supramolecular systems (environmentally friendly and low
impact) for the cleaning of historical and artistic artefacts.
The effectiveness of the new consolidants will be verified by
the application on model systems aged in the laboratory and, on
samples of archaeological wood.