A simple survey kit for chloride detection on cuneiform tablets and other collections

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Journal Article


Dennis Piechota; Jane Drake Piechota;


Studies in Conservation, Volume 61, Number 1, p.58-61 (2016)


This technical note describes the construction and use of a portable silver nitrate test kit designed to be safely usable in the storeroom during collection condition surveys. It provides the surveying conservator with supplementary test data to better predict the level of hazard presented by soluble salts in collections.