Preservation

Book Conservation Using Lonestar Portable Analyzer Book Conservation Using Lonestar Portable AnalyzerAs stored books age they generate and release volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It has been shown that the release of certain emitted VOCs (such as furfural) is correlated to the extent of paper degradation in a book. The Lonestar portable gas analyzer can be used to detect VOCs associated with paper degradation and aid in the conservation of antique books, manuscripts and other paper based artifacts.