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Special Issue "Self-Cleaning, Biocide and Depolluting Coatings for Architectural and Archaeological Heritage"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017).
Prof. Dr. Enrico Quagliarini Website E-Mail
Department of Civil and Building Engineering and Architecture, Polytechnic University of Marche, via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: application and assessment of smart (self-cleaning, depolluting and biocide) coatings on building materials and building components, with particular emphasis on architectural and archaeological Heritage
Modern surface engineering could play a key role in protecting, conserving and enjoying our Architectural and Archaeological Heritage, providing original and unexpected solutions. Self-cleaning and biocide coatings could improve the preservation of ancient and historical surfaces, both for the maintenance of their original aesthetic aspect and for the easier removal of external degrading agents, limiting cleaning and conservation actions, and thus reducing costs. Besides, while environmental pollution is constantly increasing, nano-structured coatings could be a promising way to accelerate the degradation of many organic and inorganic contaminants, developing air-purifying features and so improving the fruition of the Architectural and Archaeological environment for inhabitants and tourists. Despite these potential performances of coatings and their wider investigation in the current building industry, their application in the field of Architectural and Archaeological Heritage is still rather limited. In this way, by including all types of ancient and historical substrates and coating technologies, this Special Issue aims to provide better comparisons and assessments of the application of different coating technologies on different ancient and historical substrates for developing self-cleaning, biocide and depolluting properties.
Prof. Dr. Enrico Quagliarini
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
architectural and archaeological heritage
ancient and historic materials