Print Email Facebook Twitter Mitigating salt damage in building materials by the use of crystallization modifiers – a review and outlook Title Mitigating salt damage in building materials by the use of crystallization modifiers – a review and outlook Author Granneman, S.J.C. Lubelli, B. van Hees, R.P.J. Publication year 2019 Abstract Salt crystallization damage in porous building materials is a widespread phenomenon. Several solutions to prevent, or mitigate, salt damage in building materials, prolonging thereby their service-life have been proposed. One of the latest approaches is the use of crystallization modifiers, aiming at reducing the crystallization pressure and/or favouring the crystallization of salts at the surface (efflorescence) instead of in the pores of the materials (crypto-florescence). This paper summarizes the working mechanisms of crystallization modifiers and critically reviews the available literature on their use in building materials; finally, it provides an outlook on the potentials of modifiers for the mitigation of salt crystallization damage in building materials. © 2019 Elsevier Masson SAS Subject Buildings and Infrastructures2015 UrbanisationCrystallisation modifiersSalt crystallisation damageBuilding materials To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7a4805ee-277f-487e-be98-b0b115d149e3 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2019.05.004/ TNO identifier 867428 Publisher Elsevier Masson SAS ISSN 1296-2074 Source Journal of Cultural Heritage, 1-12 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.