456 pages, b/w illustrations, tables
As the environmental impact of existing construction and building materials comes under increasing scrutiny, the search for more eco-efficient solutions has intensified. Nanotechnology offers great potential in this area and is already being widely used to great success. Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction is an authoritative guide to the role of nanotechnology in the development of eco-efficient construction materials and sustainable construction. Following an introduction to the use of nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction materials, part one considers a range of important infrastructural applications, before part two goes on to discuss applications for building energy efficiency. Finally, photocatalytic applications are the focus of part three.
- Introduction to nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction materials
Part 1 Infrastructural applications: Nanoscience and nanoengineering of cement-based materials
- Nanoparticles for high-performance concrete (HPC)
- Self-sensing concrete with nanomaterials
- The use of nanotechnology to enhance the bulk and surface properties of steel for structural applications
- Nanoclay-modified asphalt mixtures for eco-efficient construction
- Safety issues relating to nanomaterials for construction applications
Part 2 Applications for building energy efficiency: Thin films and nanostructured coatings for eco-efficient buildings
- High performance thermal insulation materials for buildings
- Silica nanogel for energy-efficient windows
- Switchable glazing technology for eco-efficient construction
- Third generation photovoltaic (PV) cells for eco-efficient buildings
Part 3 Photocatalytic applications: Concrete, mortar and plaster using titanium dioxide nanoparticles: Applications in pollution control, self-cleaning and photosterilisation
- Self-cleaning tiles and glasses for eco-efficient buildings
- Nanotechnology in manufacturing paints for eco-efficient buildings
- Nanotechnology for domestic water purification
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Fernando Pacheco-Torgal is an investigator in the C-TAC Research Centre at the University of Minho, Portugal, and is the author or co-author of more than 200 publications including 35 articles published in A1 ISI journals. Maria Vittoria Diamanti is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. Ali Nazari is an Assistant Professor in the Islamic Azad University, Iran. He has written 6 books and 140 journal articles as well as registering over 20 national patents. Claes-Goran Granqvist is Professor in the Department of Engineering Science at Uppsala University, Sweden.