Nanotechnology Utilized in Manuscripts Restoration at the BA

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The BA Manuscript Museum Chemistry and Environmental Monitoring Section was able to utilize nanotechnology in the chemical treatment process of manuscripts and rare books. The Section managed to prepare the chemical compound—Calcium carbonate—in the lab in the form of Nanos and record the process under the electronic microscope.

This is the first time that this compound has been produced in an Egyptian restoration lab. The process resulted in particles ranging from 30 to 40 nanometers that were used in restoring a manuscript, and the state of the manuscript before and after the process was documented.

The Calcium carbonate compound is considered to be one of the most essential compounds used in treating the damage inflicted on old paper materials, therefore it has ability to preserve important documents.