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Bio Based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco Efficient Construction

Bio Based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco Efficient Construction
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publsiher : Woodhead Publishing Limited
  • Release : 02 March 2020
  • ISBN : 0128194812
  • Pages : 630 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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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 applications, Bio-based materials and biotechnologies for building energy efficiency, and other applications, such as using biotechnology to reduce indoor air pollution, for water treatment, and in soil decontamination. The book will be an essential reference resource for academic researchers, civil engineers, contractors working in construction works, postgraduate students and other professionals.


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 Limited
  • Release : 02 March 2020
GET THIS BOOKBio-Based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco-Efficient Construction

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 applications, Bio-based materials and biotechnologies for building energy efficiency, and other applications, such as using biotechnology to reduce indoor air pollution, for water treatment, and in soil decontamination. The book


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 : 11 January 2016
GET THIS BOOKBiopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco-Efficient Construction Materials

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


Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency

Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency
  • Author : F. Pacheco Torgal,Cinzia Buratti,S. Kalaiselvam,Claes-Göran Granqvist,Volodymyr Ivanov
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 04 February 2016
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This book presents the current state of knowledge on nanomaterials and their use in buildings, ranging from glazing and vacuum insulation to PCM composites. It also discusses recent applications in organic photovoltaics, photo-bioreactors, bioplastics and foams, making it an exciting read while also providing copious references to current research and applications for those wanting to pursue possible future research directions. Derek Clements-Croome, Emeritus Professor in Architectural Engineering, University of Reading (From the Foreword) Demonstrating how higher energy efficiency in new


Start-Up Creation

Start-Up Creation
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Erik Stavnsager Rasmussen,Claes G. Granqvist,Volodymyr Ivanov,Habil Arturas Kaklauskas,Stephen Makonin
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 14 May 2016
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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 the development of a business plan, the importance of intellectual property, necessary entrepreneurial skills, and innovative thinking. Part Two presents the latest research findings on nano and bio-based technologies and


Performance of Bio-based Building Materials

Performance of Bio-based Building Materials
  • Author : Dennis Jones,Christian Brischke
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 07 July 2017
GET THIS BOOKPerformance of Bio-based Building Materials

Performance of Bio-based Building Materials provides guidance on the use of bio-based building materials (BBBM) with respect to their performance. The book focuses on BBBM currently present on the European market. The state-of-the-art is presented regarding material properties, recommended uses, performance expectancies, testing methodology, and related standards. Chapters cover both ‘old and traditional’ BBBM since quite a few of them are experiencing a comeback on the market. Promising developments that could become commercial in the near future are presented as


Construction Biotechnology

Construction Biotechnology
  • Author : Volodymyr Ivanov,Viktor Stabnikov
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 20 October 2016
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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 number of topics including the biotechnological production of new construction materials such as self-healing concrete, construction biocomposites, construction bioplastics, and biotechnological admixtures to cement. It also addresses construction-related processes like


Biobased Products and Industries

Biobased Products and Industries
  • Author : Charis M. Galanakis
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 23 January 2020
GET THIS BOOKBiobased Products and Industries

Biobased Products and Industries fills the gap between academia and industry by covering all the important aspects of biobased products and their relevant industries in one single reference. Highlighting different perspectives of the bioeconomy, EU relevant projects, as well as the environmental impact of biobased materials and sustainability, the book covers biobased polymers, plastics, nanocomposites, packaging materials, electric devices, biofuels, textiles, consumer goods, and biocatalysis for the decarboxylation and decarboxylation of biobased molecules, including biobased products from alternative sources (algae)


Bio-based Materials for Food Packaging

Bio-based Materials for Food Packaging
  • Author : Shakeel Ahmed
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 05 November 2018
GET THIS BOOKBio-based Materials for Food Packaging

This book provides an overview of the lastest developments in biobased materials and their applications in food packaging. Written by experts in their respective research domain, its thirteen chapters discuss in detail fundamental knowledge on bio based materials. It is intended as a reference book for researchers, students, research scholars, academicians and scientists seeking biobased materials for food packaging applications.


Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials, and Bioenergy

Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials, and Bioenergy
  • Author : Deepak Verma,Elena Fortunati,Siddharth Jain,Xiaolei Zhang
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 12 January 2019
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Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials and Bioenergy: Construction, Biomedical and Other Industrial Applications covers a broad range of material types, including natural fiber reinforced polymer composites, particulate composites, fiberboard, wood fiber composites, and plywood composite that utilize natural, renewable and biodegradable agricultural biomass. In terms of bioenergy, the authors explore not only the well-known processing methods of biofuels, but also the kinetics of biofuels production pathways, a techno-economic analysis on biomass gasification, and biomass gasification with further upgrading into diesel additives and


Bio-aggregate-based Building Materials

Bio-aggregate-based Building Materials
  • Author : Sofiane Amziane,Laurent Arnaud
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 05 February 2013
GET THIS BOOKBio-aggregate-based Building Materials

Using plant material as raw materials for construction is arelatively recent and original topic of research. This bookpresents an overview of the current knowledge on the materialproperties and environmental impact of construction materials madefrom plant particles, which are renewable, recyclable and easilyavailable. It focuses on particles and as well on fibers issuedfrom hemp plant, as well as discussing hemp concretes. The bookbegins by setting the environmental, economic and social context ofagro-concretes, before discussing the nature of plant-basedaggregates and binders. The


Eco-Efficient Pavement Construction Materials

Eco-Efficient Pavement Construction Materials
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Serji Amirkhanian,Hao Wang,Erik Schlangen
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 14 February 2020
GET THIS BOOKEco-Efficient Pavement Construction Materials

Pavement construction materials are a complex but popular engineering material. Whether or not it is used to pave a busy highway, waterproof a rooftop or smooth out an airport runway, its production and use can have major negative impact on the environment. Eco-efficient Pavement Construction Materials acquaints engineers with the research findings into new eco-efficient pavement materials and how they can be incorporated into future pavements fostering a more sustainable pavement construction industry.Divided into three distinctive parts, Eco-efficient Pavement


Designing Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies

Designing Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies
  • Author : Enrico Benetto,Kilian Gericke,Mélanie Guiton
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 03 July 2018
GET THIS BOOKDesigning Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies

This open access book provides insight into the implementation of Life Cycle approaches along the entire business value chain, supporting environmental, social and economic sustainability related to the development of industrial technologies, products, services and policies; and the development and management of smart agricultural systems, smart mobility systems, urban infrastructures and energy for the built environment. The book is based on papers presented at the 8th International Life Cycle Management Conference that took place from September 3-6, 2017 in Luxembourg, and


Microbial Biotechnology Approaches to Monuments of Cultural Heritage

Microbial Biotechnology Approaches to Monuments of Cultural Heritage
  • Author : Ajar Nath Yadav,Ali Asghar Rastegari,Vijai Kumar Gupta,Neelam Yadav
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 24 June 2020
GET THIS BOOKMicrobial Biotechnology Approaches to Monuments of Cultural Heritage

Our country’s cultural legacy is one of the world’s most diverse, drawing millions of visitors every year to our convents and monuments, and to our museums, libraries, concert halls and festivals. In addition, it is a dynamic trigger of economic activity and jobs. Among the various scientific branches, microbial biotechnology offers an innovative and precise approach to the complexity of problems that restorers face in their daily work. This book discusses a range of topics, including the biodiversity


Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials

Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Luisa F. Cabeza,Joao Labrincha,Aldo Giuntini de Magalhaes
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 14 February 2014
GET THIS BOOKEco-efficient Construction and Building Materials

Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials reviews ways of assessing the environmental impact of construction and building materials. Part one discusses the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to building materials as well as eco-labeling. Part two includes case studies showing the application of LCA methodology to different types of building material, from cement and concrete to wood and adhesives used in building. Part three includes case studies applying LCA methodology to particular structures and components. Reviews ways of assessing


Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture

Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture
  • Author : Koç, Gül?ah,Christiansen, Bryan
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 02 November 2018
GET THIS BOOKReusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture

Designing buildings and physical environments depends on social structure, social needs, economic data, environment, and technological development. Planning these environments is heavily influenced by cultural and regional need, the existing environment, and the materials available. Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture is an essential reference source that discusses the shaping of building design through culture and materials as well as the influence of environment on building design. Featuring research on topics such as passive design, ecological design, and