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Title: Biodeteriorative impacts on bridges over Zayand-e-Rood river (Iran): Role of mosses and their control measures
Authors: Shirzadian, S
Uniyal, P L
Keywords: Biodeterioration
Chemical analyses
Environmental factors
Heavy metals
Issue Date: May-2008
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: This study presents role of mosses in biodeterioration of Zayand-e-Rood bridges as well as their elimination / control methods. Mosses provide a suitable habitat for small organisms and a base for proliferation and invasion of higher plants that accelerate deterioration due to penetration of their roots. Environmental factors in biodeterioration (pH, water, relative humidity and temperature) were determined and chemical analyses of moss specimens were carried out.
Page(s): 377-380
ISSN: 0022-4456
Source: JSIR Vol.67(05) [May 2008]

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