Chromogenic colour prints are known to be sensitive to storage environments. However, limited research is available on the effect of atmospheric pollutants on these materials, especially pollutants generated indoors. The stability of photographic dyes is of particular interest and the rate of their change can be best described using the standard RGB colour model. Therefore, the colourimetric method was compared to dye extraction and liquid chromatographic analysis to justify its use as a rapid, non-destructive method for quantitative assessment of the rate of change in dye content of colour photographs during degradation. The effects of typical indoor (acetic acid, formaldehyde) and outdoor (nitrogen dioxide) generated pollutants on chromogenic colour prints were then investigated at 80 degrees C, 60% RH. It was identified that acetic acid leads to the most pronounced changes in photographic dye concentrations, which is significant considering that acetic acid is often the most prominent pollutant in archival environments. On the other hand, formaldehyde exhibited a slight protective effect in comparison to the blank experiment.
|Autori:||A. FENECH; M. STRLIC; DEGANO I; M. CASSAR|
|Titolo:||Stability of chromogenic colour prints in polluted indoor environments|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2010.08.009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|