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Re: [BKARTS] WOW! -- Cleaning Book Covers with Dry Ice



It will have no effect on global warming since dry ice is typically
manufactured from captured atmospheric CO2.


Chad Longley
chad.longley@xxxxxxx
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Dave Allen
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 12:00 PM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] WOW! -- Cleaning Book Covers with Dry Ice
> 
> Great ides BUT...
> Excess CO2 in the atmosphere could add to global warming.
> http://environmentalchemistry.com/yogi/environmental/200611CO2
> globalwarming.html
> Like everything else, it seems, there is a downside. What 
> about a stream of liquid nitrogen to clean books?
> Dave
> 
> Beddall Bookbinding Conservation & Restoration 840 Snowdrop 
> Ave. Victoria BC V8Z 2N4
> (250)888-9380    http://www.Bookbinder.ca
> 
> 
> 
> William Minter wrote:
> > Colleagues,
> > After a long, hard day of work, I was relaxing after midnight and 
> > watched the HISTORY CHANNEL's "Modern Marvels" about  freezing 
> > technologies. I was about to fall asleep when I saw some 
> guy using a 
> > modified sandblaster to clean a book cover, but the tool 
> was using dry 
> > ice. I immediately woke up and saw the name COLDSWEEP.
> > A search of the internet found the website. Upon further 
> examination, 
> > I was pleasantly surprised to see the name of our dear friend and 
> > colleague, Randy Silverman --- WOW!!!
> > Randy has written an article -- see below -- that discusses the 
> > chemistry of smoke and soot, and the options that are currently 
> > available to remove soot and smoke odor from book covers. 
> The idea of 
> > using dry ice to blast away paint and other residue from a 
> variety of 
> > surfaces has been widely used in industry. Randy used that 
> technology 
> > to clean over 300 old Record Books that had been in a fire.
> > There may be other uses for this technology in the field of 
> conservation?
> >
> > Bill Minter
> >
> > From the COLDSWEEP website:
> > Cleaning Smoke Damaged Books
> > Sevier County Courthouse
> > Richfield, UT
> >
> > Coldsweep technicians cleaned hundreds of smoke damaged 
> records after 
> > a courthouse fire left the books with a heavy coat of soot 
> and smoke.
> >
> > Coldsweep worked with Utah Disaster Kleenup and Randy Silverman 
> > (Preservation Librarian) from the University of Utah to develop the 
> > book cleaning process that by all accounts was a huge success!
> >
> > Randy Silverman authored a paper describing the results of the book 
> > cleaning project which was published by the International 
> Preservation 
> > News. Select the link below to read his paper.
> >
> > Fire and Ice: A Soot Removal Technique Using Dry Ice Blasting
> >
> >
> > ******************************
> >
> > William Minter Bookbinding & Conservation, Inc.
> > 4364 Woodbury Pike
> > Woodbury, PA  16695
> > 814-793-4020
> > Fax:   814-793-4045
> > Email:    wminter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> >
> >
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