Techniques for the identification of asbestos in cultural heritage

  • Identification techniques of asbestos in different matrices by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersion spectrometry (SEM-EDS), X-ray powder diffractometry (XRPD), Raman spectroscopy, optical phase contrast microscopy (MOCF), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR).

  • Preliminary in situ screening for asbestos with portable Raman spectroscopy (p-RS) and portable X-ray diffractometry (p-XRD).
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Jasmine Petriglieri

Jasmine Rita Petriglieri is a  researcher at the Department of Earth Sciences and the Interdepartmental Center “G. Scansetti” for the study of asbestos and other harmful particulates at the University of Turin. In 2017 she obtained the title of PhD in Earth Sciences with a thesis on the assessment of the impact of erosion and alteration on rocks and soils containing asbestos in subtropical contexts. Her current research aims to develop innovative analytical and conceptual tools for the assessment and management of the risk of contamination in the living and working environment due to mineral fibres from rocky outcrops. She is the co-author of 11 scientific papers and has participated in more than 20 national and international congresses.