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Tzanis C.,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Varotsos C.,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Christodoulakis J.,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Tidblad J.,Kimab - Corrosion And Metals Research Institute | And 5 more authors.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics | Year: 2011

In the frame of the European project, entitled MULTI-ASSESS, specimens of structural metals, glass, stone and concrete materials were exposed to air pollution at a station, which was installed for this purpose on a building, located in the centre of Athens. The main purpose of this project was to determine the corrosion and soiling effects of air pollution on materials. A set of the specimens was exposed in a position that was sheltered from rain and partly from wind, and another set was exposed in unsheltered positions on the roof of the above said building. In addition, other specimens were exposed at different heights on the same building, in order to investigate for the first time the corrosion and soiling effects on various materials as a function of height. For the determination of these effects, chemical analysis of the specimens was performed and basic parameters as the weight change, the layer thickness and the optical properties were calculated. Finally, the results obtained are discussed and their plausible interpretation is attempted. © 2011 Author(s).

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