PREDICT

PHASE TRANSITIONS OF SALTS UNDER CHANGING CLIMATIC CONDITIONS

The physical processes of salts in a mixture are one of the most unpredictable in nature and an area of science in which theoretical predictions deviate from experimental results. To counter this problem the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO) has funded a four year PhD research, a collaboration between the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), Ghent University (Department of Geology), University of Antwerp (Heritage Department) and the Belgian Building Research Institute (BBRI). The main aim is to investigate the physical phase transitions of a salt mixture and the formation of complex salts in changing climatic conditions.

Innovative experiments will be used to observe phase transitions in varying climatic conditions

SEM image of sodium chloride ©KIK-IRPA
SEM image of a salt mixture ©KIK-IRPA
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