a2 Buildings Department, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Av. Brasil 101, 1700-066 Lisbon, Portugal, firstname.lastname@example.org
a3 Geosciences Department and Geophysic Center of Évora, University of Évora, R. Romão Ramalho 59, 7000-671 Évora, email@example.com
a4 Chemistry Department and Chemistry Center of Évora, University of Évora, R. Romão Ramalho 59, 7000-671 Évora, firstname.lastname@example.org
The study of old mortars composition, using physical-chemical, mineralogical and microstructural characterization has an important role in the preservation of architectural heritage, allowing a deep knowledge about the materials used, construction techniques, possible repairs and degradation processes.