Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials

Written By Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials
  • Publsiher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 11 January 2016
  • ISBN : 0081002092
  • Pages : 464 pages
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Download or read book entitled Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials by author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal which was release on 11 January 2016 and published by Woodhead Publishing with total page 464 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Since 1930 more than 100,000 new chemical compounds have been developed and insufficient information exists on the health assessment of 95 percent of these chemicals in which a relevant percentage are used in construction products. For instance Portland cement concrete, the most used material on the Planet (10.000 million tons/year that in the next 40 years will increase around 100 %) currently used in around 15% of total concrete production contains chemicals used to modify their properties, either in the fresh or hardened state. Biopolymers are materials that are developed from natural resources. They reduce dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. There is a worldwide demand to replace petroleum-based materials with renewable resources. Currently bio-admixtures represent just a small fraction of the chemical admixtures market (around 20%) but with environmental awareness for constituents in construction materials generally growing (the Construction Products Regulation is being enforced in Europe since 2013), the trend towards bio-admixtures is expected to continue. This book provides an updated state-of-the-art review on biopolymers and their influence and use as admixtures in the development of eco-efficient construction materials. Provides essential knowledge for researchers and producers working on the development of biopolymer-modified construction materials Discusses the various types of biopolymers currently available, their different production techniques, their use as bio-admixtures in concretes and mortars and applications in other areas of civil engineering such as soil stability, wood preservation, adhesives and coatings All contributions are made from leading researchers, who have intensive involvement in the design and use of biopolymers in construction materials

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Volodymyr Ivanov,Niranjan Karak,Henk Jonkers
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-01-11
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Since 1930 more than 100,000 new chemical compounds have been developed and insufficient information exists on the health assessment of 95 percent of these chemicals in which a relevant percentage are used in construction products. For instance Portland cement concrete, the most used material on the Planet (10.000 million tons/year that in the ...

Bio based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco efficient Construction

Bio based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco efficient Construction
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Volodymyr Ivanov,Daniel C.W. Tsang
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-13
  • Total pages : 428
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Bio-based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco-efficient Construction fills a gap in the published literature, discussing bio-based materials and biotechnologies that are crucial for a more sustainable construction industry. With comprehensive coverage and contributions from leading experts in the field, the book includes sections on Bio-based materials and biotechnologies for infrastructure ...

Use of Recycled Plastics in Eco efficient Concrete

Use of Recycled Plastics in Eco efficient Concrete
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Jamal Khatib,Francesco Colangelo,Rabin Tuladhar
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-21
  • Total pages : 492
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Use of Recycled Plastics in Eco-efficient Concrete looks at the processing of plastic waste, including techniques for separation, the production of plastic aggregates, the production of concrete with recycled plastic as an aggregate or binder, the fresh properties of concrete with plastic aggregates, the shrinkage of concrete with plastic aggregates, ...

Biopolymers and Their Industrial Applications

Biopolymers and Their Industrial Applications
  • Author : Sabu Thomas,Sreeraj Gopi,Augustine Amalraj
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-11-07
  • Total pages : 398
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Biopolymers and Their Industrial Applications: From Plant, Animal, and Marine Sources to Functional Products is a detailed guide to the use of biopolymers for advanced applications across a range of key industries. In terms of processing and cost, bio-based polymers are becoming increasingly viable for an ever-broadening range of novel ...

Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computation

Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering  Mechanics and Computation
  • Author : Alphose Zingoni
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-25
  • Total pages : 784
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation comprises 360 papers that were presented at the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016). The papers reflect the broad scope of the SEMC conferences, and cover a wide range of engineering structures (...

Life Cycle Assessment on Green Building Implementation

Life Cycle Assessment on Green Building Implementation
  • Author : Vivian W. Y. Tam,Khoa N. Le,Liyin Shen
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2018-09-27
  • Total pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Life Cycle Assessment on Green Building Implementation" that was published in Sustainability...

Construction Biotechnology

Construction Biotechnology
  • Author : Volodymyr Ivanov,Viktor Stabnikov
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-10-20
  • Total pages : 317
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : This book presents the first comprehensive text on construction biomaterials and bioprocesses. It details aspects of construction biotechnology, a new interdisciplinary area involving applications of environmental and industrial microbiology and biotechnology in geotechnical and civil engineering. It also critically reviews all existing and potential construction biotechnology processes. It discusses a ...

Nonconventional and Vernacular Construction Materials

Nonconventional and Vernacular Construction Materials
  • Author : Kent A. Harries,Bhavna Sharma
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-01-28
  • Total pages : 514
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Nonconventional and Vernacular Construction Materials: Characterisation, Properties and Applications provides a comprehensive repository of information on materials science and the modern structural engineering application of ancient, vernacular, and nonconventional building materials, with leading experts contributing chapters that focus on current applications and the engineering of these construction materials. Opening with ...

Sustainability of Construction Materials

Sustainability of Construction Materials
  • Author : Jamal Khatib
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-12
  • Total pages : 742
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Sustainability of Construction Materials, Second Edition, explores an increasingly important aspect of construction. In recent years, serious consideration has been given to environmental and societal issues in the manufacturing, use, disposal, and recycling of construction materials. This book provides comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability issues associated with these ...

Cost Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting

Cost Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Claes Goeran Granqvist,Bjørn Peter Jelle,Giuseppe Peter Vanoli,Nicola Bianco,Jarek Kurnitski
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-01-03
  • Total pages : 632
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting:Materials, Technologies, Optimization and Case Studies provides essential knowledge for civil engineers, architects, and other professionals working in the field of cost-effective energy efficient building retrofitting. The building sector is responsible for high energy consumption and its global demand is expected to grow as each ...

Recent Trends in Cold Formed Steel Construction

Recent Trends in Cold Formed Steel Construction
  • Author : Cheng Yu
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-27
  • Total pages : 332
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Recent Trends in Cold-Formed Steel Construction discusses advancements in an area that has become an important construction material for buildings. The book addresses cutting-edge new technologies and design methods using cold-formed steel as a main structural material, and provides technical guidance on how to design and build sustainable and energy-efficient ...

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings
  • Author : Marco Casini
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-27
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Smart Buildings: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology to Improve Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performance presents a thorough analysis of the latest advancements in construction materials and building design that are applied to maximize building efficiency in both new and existing buildings. After a brief introduction on the issues concerning the design ...

The Utilization of Slag in Civil Infrastructure Construction

The Utilization of Slag in Civil Infrastructure Construction
  • Author : George C. Wang
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-24
  • Total pages : 442
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : The Utilization of Slag in Civil Infrastructure Construction strives to integrate the theory, research, and practice of slag utilization, including the production and processing of slags. The topics covered include: production and smelting processes for metals; chemical and physical properties of slags; pretreatment and post-treatment technology to enhance slag properties; ...

Marine Concrete Structures

Marine Concrete Structures
  • Author : Mark Alexander
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Total pages : 504
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Marine Concrete Structures: Design, Durability and Performance comprehensively examines structures located in, under, or in close proximity to the sea. A major emphasis of the book is on the long-term performance of marine concrete structures that not only represent major infrastructure investment and provision, but are also required to operate ...

Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction

Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction
  • Author : Ivanka Netinger Grubeša,Ivana Barisic,Aleksandra Fucic,Samitinjay Sadashivrao Bansode
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-20
  • Total pages : 194
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction focuses predominantly on the utilization of ferrous slag (blast furnace and steel slag) in building construction. This extensive literature review discusses the worldwide utilization of ferrous slag and applications in all sectors of civil engineering, including structural engineering, road construction, and ...