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turned off for now- not a material***Alkalization is the term used when an acidic or neutral material is made alkaline. For cellulosic materials a mild alkaline substance, such as calcium carbonate, can be used to neutralize acidic components present in a paper at a pH of 7.0. For alkalization, an excess of alkaline material is added to the paper to raise its pH above 7; the excess material is called an alkaline reserve.

Resources and Citations

  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982