Chemistry

Restoration of book pages

Worldwide, there are hundreds of billions or even trillions of books of various genres, directions and series. This can be classics, detectives, science fiction and fantasy. However, the conversation was going on what to do if over time the book pages are worn, yellow and destroyed over time.

Initially it is necessary to evaluate the book leaves, for it is not in a hurry you should review each individual page, note there oily and stubborn stains, color of the page, because quite often it happens that page, turn yellow under the influence of direct solar beams. If the page have the ink spots, print it by twenty percent hydrogen peroxide, but for the beginning it is necessary to put under the page absorbing material, such as blotter paper, and only then gently apply a peroxide. Top portrait sheet processed hydrogen peroxide, also laid blotting paper, then close the book and put it additional weight. It is also worth noting that in this way you can display the spot only in those places where there is no text because hydrogen peroxide tends to dissolve and typographic typefaces, so be careful.

Rather acute problem of removing rust stains on the book leaves. So it turns out that if the book was in a damp location, close to metal objects. The problem of this kind can be solved if gently wet rust sulfur alkali small concentrations, and after processing oxalic or formic acid. Continue reading

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