Handbook of Alkali Activated Cements  Mortars and Concretes Book
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Handbook of Alkali Activated Cements Mortars and Concretes


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 852
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782422884

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Handbook of Alkali Activated Cements Mortars and Concretes Excerpt :

This book provides an updated state-of-the-art review on new developments in alkali-activation. The main binder of concrete, Portland cement, represents almost 80% of the total CO2 emissions of concrete which are about 6 to 7% of the Planet’s total CO2 emissions. This is particularly serious in the current context of climate change and it could get even worse because the demand for Portland cement is expected to increase by almost 200% by 2050 from 2010 levels, reaching 6000 million tons/year. Alkali-activated binders represent an alternative to Portland cement having higher durability and a lower CO2 footprint. Reviews the chemistry, mix design, manufacture and properties of alkali-activated cement-based concrete binders Considers performance in adverse environmental conditions. Offers equal emphasis on the science behind the technology and its use in civil engineering.

Handbook of advances in Alkali activated Concrete Book

Handbook of advances in Alkali activated Concrete


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-12-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323854702

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Handbook of advances in Alkali activated Concrete Excerpt :

Advances on Alkali-activated Concrete, provides comprehensive information on materials, structural properties and realistic potential for the application of alkali-activated concretes and cements. Divided over seven key parts, including the design of alkali-activated concrete, their fabrication and curing, rheology, properties of alkali-activated concrete, durability, dynamic performance and LCA, the book will be an essential reference resource for academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists, chemists, manufacturers and civil engineers working with alkali-activated materials and concrete structures. Provides an essential guide on the latest developments in alkali-activated concrete Comprehensively examines alkali-activated concrete performance under cyclic loading Includes concrete systems containing coarser aggregates Presents several important cases studies of application

Handbook of Low Carbon Concrete Book

Handbook of Low Carbon Concrete


  • Author : Ali Nazari
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2016-09-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128045404

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Handbook of Low Carbon Concrete Excerpt :

Handbook of Low Carbon Concrete brings together the latest breakthroughs in the design, production, and application of low carbon concrete. In this handbook, the editors and contributors have paid extra attention to the emissions generated by coarse aggregates, emissions due to fine aggregates, and emissions due to cement, fly ash, GGBFS, and admixtures. In addition, the book provides expert coverage on emissions due to concrete batching, transport and placement, and emissions generated by typical commercially produced concretes. Includes the tools and methods for reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases Explores technologies, such as carbon capture, storage, and substitute cements Provides essential data that helps determine the unique factors involved in designing large, new green cement plants

Nanotechnology in Eco efficient Construction Book

Nanotechnology in Eco efficient Construction


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081026427

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Nanotechnology in Eco efficient Construction Excerpt :

Covering the latest technologies, Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction provides an authoritative guide to the role of nanotechnology in the development of eco-efficient construction materials and sustainable construction. The book contains a special focus on applications concerning concrete and cement, as nanotechnology is driving significant development in concrete technologies. The new edition has 14 new chapters, including 3 new parts: Mortars and concrete related applications; Applications for pavements and other structural materials; and Toxicity, safety handling and environmental impacts. Civil engineers requiring an understanding of eco-efficient construction materials, as well as researchers and architects within any field of nanotechnology, eco-efficient materials or the construction industry will find this updated reference to be highly valuable. Addresses issues such as toxicity and LCA aspects New chapters covering safety handling on occupational exposure of nanoparticles and the assessment of personal exposure to airborne nanomaterials Discusses the effects of adding nano-particles on the durability and on the properties of geopolymers

Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Cementitious Construction Materials Book

Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Cementitious Construction Materials


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-05-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081024478

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Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Cementitious Construction Materials Excerpt :

Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Cementitious Construction Materials provides an updated, state-of-the-art review on the development of cementitious construction materials based on carbon dioxide storage, which will have a major eco-efficient and economic benefit for the construction industry. Key chapters include methods for the assessment of carbon dioxide absorbed by cementitious materials, air and water-based carbon dioxide storage, carbon dioxide storage modeling, carbonation mechanisms, carbon dioxide storage on recycled aggregates, calcium, sodium and magnesium- based binders, properties and the durability of carbon dioxide based concrete. Promotes the importance of CO2 storage in carbonation of these materials, especially reincorporation of CO2 during fabrication Discusses a wide range of cementitious materials with CO2 storage capabilities Features redesign of cementation mechanisms to utilize CO2 during fabrication

Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management Book

Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management


  • Author : Francesco Colangelo
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-12-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128230138

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Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management Excerpt :

The Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management summarizes key research trends in recycling and reusing concrete and industrial waste to reduce their environmental impact. This volume also includes important contributions in collaboration with the CRI-TEST Innovation Lab, Naples – Acerra. Part one discusses eco-friendly innovative cement and concrete and reviews key substitute materials. Part two analyzes the use of industrial waste as aggregates and the mechanical properties of concrete containing waste materials. Part three discusses differences between innovative binders, focusing on alkali-activated and geopolymer concrete. Part four provides a thorough overview of the life cycle assessment (LCA) of concrete containing industrial wastes and the impacts related to the logistics of wastes, the production of the concrete, and the management of industrial wastes. By providing research examples, case studies, and practical strategies, this book is a state-of-the-art reference for researchers working in construction materials, civil or structural engineering, and engineers working in the industry. Offers a systematic and comprehensive source of information on the latest developments in sustainable concrete; Analyzes different types of sustainable concrete and innovative binders from chemical, physical, and mechanical points of view; Includes real case studies showing application of the LCA methodology.

Bio Based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco Efficient Construction Book

Bio Based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco Efficient Construction


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2020-03-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 630
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128194812

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Bio Based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco Efficient Construction Excerpt :

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.

Proceedings of the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress Book

Proceedings of the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress


  • Author : Marc André Meyers
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319521329

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Proceedings of the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress Excerpt :

This collection covers a variety of materials science topics and has contributions from leading scientists and engineers representing 8 countries and 9 international materials, metals, and minerals societies. Papers are organized into the following sections:Advanced BiomaterialsAdvanced ManufacturingMaterials for Green Energy Materials for Infrastructure Materials for the Oil and Gas Industry Materials for Transportation and LightweightingMinerals Extraction and ProcessingNanocrystalline and Ultra-fine Grain Materials and Bulk Metallic Glasses Steels

Advances on Alkali activated Concrete Book

Advances on Alkali activated Concrete


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-12-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323854696

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Advances on Alkali activated Concrete Excerpt :

The first edition of the Handbook of Alkali-Activated Cements, Mortars and Concrete was published in 2014. The structure of the first edition was based on investigations that were mainly made by chemistry and materials science experts. Very few researchers from civil engineering were involved in this field of research at that time, so the first edition had a very limited number of chapters on concrete formulations or concrete performance. In fact, many of the chapters had nothing to do with concrete at all. However, since 2014 many researchers from civil engineering have been studying alkali-activated concrete mixtures and this knowledge now needs to be digested and curated in order to avoid duplicated investigations. With a brand-new author-base the new edition of this book will provide comprehensive information on the material and structural properties and realistic potential for application of alkali-activated concretes and cements. Divided over seven key parts including: design of alkali-activated concrete; fabrication and curing; rheology; properties of alkali-activated concrete; durability; dynamic performance and LCA; the book will be an essential reference resource for academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists, chemists, manufacturers and civil engineers working with alkali-activated materials and concrete structures.

Start Up Creation Book

Start Up Creation


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-05-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128199473

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Start Up Creation Excerpt :

Start-up creation is the most distinctive feature of the entrepreneurial knowledge-based economy. It is also essential for economic growth and especially important in the current context of young graduate’s high unemployment rates that are expected to increase in the next few decades. There are other books on the creation of start-up companies, designed to be of value to academics wishing to exploit the commercial value of a new technology or business solution, but none of these existing titles focus on start-up creation in the construction industry. In the second edition of this extremely successful title the editors present a state-of-the-art review on advanced technologies, and their application in several areas of the built environment covering energy efficiency, structural performance, air and water quality to inspire the creation of start-up companies from university research. Part One begins with the key factors behind successful start-up companies from university research, including the development of a business plan, start-up financing, and the importance of intellectual property. Part Two focuses on the use of Big Data, Intelligent decision support systems, the Internet of Things and their use in the energy efficiency of the built environment. Finally, Part three is an entire new section that focuses on several smartphone applications for the smart built environment. While in the first edition the section concerning apps for smart buildings had just two chapters, one for app programming basics and a second a case study on building security in this second edition the core of the book is about app development that constitutes 50% of the book. Entire new section that was not available in the first edition on smart-phone applications and virtual assistance for infrastructure monitoring Chapters on business plans, start-up financing and intellectual property have been brought fully up to date as well as algorithms, big data and the Internet of Things for eco-

Eco efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures Book

Eco efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures


  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-11-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081021828

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Eco efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures Excerpt :

Eco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures provides an updated state-of-the-art review on eco-efficient repair and rehabilitation of concrete infrastructure. The first section focuses on deterioration assessment methods, and includes chapters on stress wave assessment, ground-penetrating radar, monitoring of corrosion, SHM using acoustic emission and optical fiber sensors. Other sections discuss the development and application of several new innovative repair and rehabilitation materials, including geopolymer concrete, sulfoaluminate cement-based concrete, engineered cementitious composites (ECC) based concrete, bacteria-based concrete, concrete with encapsulated polyurethane, and concrete with super absorbent polymer (SAPs), amongst other topics. Final sections focus on crucial design aspects, such as quality control, including lifecycle and cost analysis with several related case studies on repair and rehabilitation. The book will be an essential reference resource for materials scientists, civil and structural engineers, architects, structural designers and contractors working in the construction industry. Delivers the latest research findings with contributions from leading international experts Provides fully updated information on the European standard on materials for concrete repair (EN 1504) Includes an entire sections on the state-of-the-art in NDT, innovative repair and rehabilitation materials, as well as LCC and LCA information

The Structural Integrity of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Produced With Fillers and Pozzolans Book

The Structural Integrity of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Produced With Fillers and Pozzolans


  • Author : Paul O. Awoyera
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-12-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128241066

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The Structural Integrity of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Produced With Fillers and Pozzolans Excerpt :

The Structural Integrity of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Produced with Fillers and Pozzolans presents a review on the use of by-products, fillers and pozzolanic materials in the development of concrete, with an emphasis on structural integrity. The volume is broken down into key sections, including a review of the types of materials that are used as latent hydraulic supplements, fillers and pozzolans for making recycled aggregate concrete, rheology and hydration phenomenon, the mechanical and microscale nature of concrete, and the impact of fillers and pozzolans on the workability of concrete with case studies. Durability and strength development are also discussed. The final section looks at issues such as performance effect, LCA, environmental impact, sustainability and cost benefit analysis. With detailed case studies throughout, this volume will provide useful information for all stakeholders involved in the built environment, including materials scientists, civil engineers, builders, architects and policymakers. Identifies several potential by-products, fillers and pozzolans for the development of durable concrete Acts as a guidebook for constructors and researchers working in the broad field of material science, engineering and in-situ application Presents the durability properties of concrete made of by-products, fillers and pozzolans

Recycled Ceramics in Sustainable Concrete Book

Recycled Ceramics in Sustainable Concrete


  • Author : Kwok Wei Shah
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000298970

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Recycled Ceramics in Sustainable Concrete Excerpt :

Recycled Ceramics in Sustainable Concrete: Properties and Performance explores the use of novel waste materials in the construction industry as sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional cement production technologies. It specifically focuses on using waste ceramics as a binder and aggregate replacement for concrete. Includes a lifecycle assessment Describes recycling of ceramic tile waste as fine and coarse aggregate replacement Discusses microstructure performance of sustainable concrete Evaluates performance of sustainable concrete exposed to elevated temperatures and corrosives Written for materials, chemical, and civil engineers as well as others who develop construction materials, this book provides readers with a thorough understanding of the merits of using waste ceramics to produce sustainable concrete. .

New Trends in Eco efficient and Recycled Concrete Book

New Trends in Eco efficient and Recycled Concrete


  • Author : Jorge de Brito
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-16
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081024812

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New Trends in Eco efficient and Recycled Concrete Excerpt :

New Trends in Eco-efficient and Recycled Concrete describes different recycled materials that have been used in eco-efficient concrete, reviewing previous publications to identify the most effective recycled materials to be applied in concrete manufacture. New trends on eco-efficient concrete are presented, filling a gap in the market. Sections cover various recycled materials applied in concrete production, present the latest on the lifecycle analysis of recycled aggregate concrete, detail new trends in recycled aggregate concrete research, and finally, present updates on upscaling the use of recycled aggregate concrete and structural reliability. Focuses on new trends in recycled aggregate concrete and its applications (rather than the more subjective ‘sustainability’ aspects) Contains very important contributions from researchers in eco-efficient concrete, including Chi Sun Poon, Jorge de Brito, Valeria Corinaldesi, Francisco Agrela, etc. Presents a ‘one stop’ reference for a graduate course on sustainable construction