Green CO2 Technologies for the Cleaning of Plastics in Museums and Heritage Collections

A 3-year multidisciplinary research project (2018 - 2021) funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

The project aims at developing novel, environmentally friendly cleaning protocols for plastic-based works of art using Liquid and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (liqCO2 and scCO2, respectively) at different conditions, with a focus on Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), Polyurethanes (PUR) and other foam/rubber-based materials.