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
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials written by Fernando Pacheco-Torgal which was release on 11 January 2016, this book published by Woodhead Publishing. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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 ...

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  • 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, ...

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  • Author : Sabu Thomas,Sreeraj Gopi,Augustine Amalraj
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-10-31
  • 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

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  • 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 (...

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  • 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

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • Author : Anand Ramanathan,Meera Sheriffa Begum,Amaro Pereira,Claude Cohen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : A Thermo-Economic Approach to Energy From Waste provides readers with the tools to analyze the effectiveness of biomass waste conversion into value-added products and how thermochemical conversion methods can be commercialized with minimum environmental impact. The book provides a comprehensive overview of biomass conversion technologies through pyrolysis, including the types ...

Recent Trends in Cold Formed Steel Construction

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  • 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 ...

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  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Erik Stavnsager Rasmussen,Claes G. Granqvist,Volodymyr Ivanov,Habil Arturas Kaklauskas,Stephen Makonin
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-14
  • Total pages : 510
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Start-Up Creation: The Smart Eco-efficient Built Environment provides a state-of-the-art review on high-technology applications and explains how these can be applied to improve the eco-efficiency of the built environment. Divided into four main parts, the book explains the key factors behind successful startup companies that grow from university research, including ...

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  • Author : Ulisses Targino Bezerra,Heber Sivini Ferreira,Normando Perazzo Barbosa
  • Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Total pages : 247
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Nature has provided opportunities for scientists to observe patterns in biomaterials which can be imitated when designing construction materials. Materials designed with natural elements can be robust and environment friendly at the same time. Advances in our understanding of biology and materials science coupled with the extensive observation of nature ...

Smart Buildings

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  • 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 ...

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  • Author : Sudhir P. Singh,Santosh Kumar Upadhyay
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0081002092
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Summary : Discover a comprehensive and current overview of microbial bioprospecting written by leading voices in the field In Bioprospecting of Microorganism-Based Industrial Molecules, distinguished researchers and authors Sudhir P. Singh and Santosh Kumar Upadhyay deliver global perspectives of bioprospecting of biodiversity. The book covers diverse aspects of bioprospecting of microorganisms demonstrating ...