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Enlightening and Noxious Shades of Nanotechnology Application in Concrete

Kumar, P, Azarmi, F and Mulheron, M (2013) Enlightening and Noxious Shades of Nanotechnology Application in Concrete In: Nanotechnnology VOL. 9: Construction Engineering). Nanotechnnology (12 Vols. set), Vol. 9 (9). Studium Press, LLC, pp. 255-288. ISBN 1-62699-000-X

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Abstract

Nanotechnology is currently a key area of research with both useful applications and environmental concerns. The aim of this chapter is to evaluate both the positive and negative aspects of applying nanotechnology within concrete materials and structures. The chapter begins with information on current applications of nanotechnology enabled products within the construction industry, followed by a summary of recent research and review articles related to the application of nanomaterials in concrete technology. The broader application of nanotechnology integrated products in the construction industry for the creation of lighter and stronger structural composites, low maintenance surface coatings, and enhancing the properties of cementitious materials are considered. The application of nanosensors in the construction industry is also discussed. The subsequent sections present an overview of the potential environmental impacts of nanotechnologies in terms of the release of particulate pollutants, including nanoparticles, during the construction, demolition and refurbishment activities. The chapter finally concludes by highlighting some areas for future work.

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Kumar, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Azarmi, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mulheron, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2013
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:47
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 13:47
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/770011

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