eBook Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857098837
  • ISBN-13: 9780857098832
  • DDC: 624.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 456 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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As the environmental impact of construction and building materials comes under increasing scrutiny, the search for more eco-efficient solutions has intensified. Nanotechnology has great potential and is already widely used with great success. Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction is an authoritative guide to the role of nanotechnology in developing eco-efficient construction materials and sustainable construction. Following an introduction to the use of nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction materials, Part One considers such infrastructural applications as nanoengineered cement-based materials, nanoparticles for high-performance and self-sensing concrete, and the use of nanotechnology to improve the bulk and surface properties of steel. Nanoclay-modified asphalt mixtures and safety issues relating to nanomaterials are reviewed before Part Two discusses applications for building energy efficiency. Topics include thin films and nanostructured coatings, switchable glazing technology, and third generation photovoltaic cells. Finally, photocatalytic applications are the focus of Part Three, which investigates nanoparticles for pollution control, self-cleaning and photosterilization, and the role of nanotechnology in manufacturing paints and purifying waters. Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction is a technical guide civil engineers, materials scientists, researchers, and architects in nanotechnology, eco-efficient materials, or construction.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
1: Introduction to Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction.
2: Infrastructural Applications.
3: Nanoscience and Nanoengineering of Cement-Based Materials.
4: Nanoparticles for High Performance Concrete (HPC).
5: Self-Sensing Concrete with Nanomaterials.
6: The Use of Nanotechnology to Improve the Bulk and Surface Properties of Steel for Structural Applications.
7: Nanoclay-Modified Asphalt Mixtures for Eco-Efficient Construction.
8: Safety Issues Relating to Nanomaterials for Construction Applications.
9: Applications for Building Energy Efficiency.
10: Thin Films and Nanostructured Coatings for Eco-Efficient Buildings.
11: High Performance Thermal Insulation Materials for Buildings.
12: Silica Nanogel for Energy-Efficient Windows.
13: Switchable Glazing Technology for Eco-Efficient Construction.
14: Third Generation Photovoltaic (PV) Cells for Eco-Efficient Buildings and Other Applications.
15: Photocatalytic Applications.
16: Concrete, Mortar and Plaster Using Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles: Applications in Pollution Control, Self-Cleaning and Photo Sterilization.
17: Self-Cleaning Tiles and Glasses for Eco-Efficient Buildings.
18: Nanotechnology in Manufacturing Paints for Eco-Efficient Buildings.
19: Nanotechnology for Domestic Water Purification.