Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure

Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure
Author: Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan,Bjorn Birgisson,Peter Taylor,Nii O. Attoh-Okine
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2011-03-31
ISBN 10: 9783642166570
ISBN 13: 3642166571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure Book Review:

Nanotechnology in Civil Infrastructure is a state-of-the art reference source describing the latest developments in nano-engineering and nano-modification of construction materials to improve the bulk properties, development of sustainable, intelligent, and smart concrete materials through the integration of nanotechnology based self-sensing and self-powered materials and cyber infrastructure technologies, review of nanotechnology applications in pavement engineering, development of novel, cost-effective, high-performance and long-lasting concrete products and processes through nanotechnology-based innovative processing of cement and cement paste, and advanced nanoscience modeling, visualization, and measurement systems for characterizing and testing civil infrastructure materials at the nano-scale. Researchers, practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students engaged in nanotechnology related research will find this book very useful.

Nanotechnology in Eco Efficient Construction

Nanotechnology in Eco Efficient Construction
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,M V Diamanti,A Nazari,C Goran-Granqvist
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2013-04-04
ISBN 10: 0857098837
ISBN 13: 9780857098832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Eco Efficient Construction Book Review:

As the environmental impact of existing construction and building materials comes under increasing scrutiny, the search for more eco-efficient solutions has intensified. Nanotechnology offers great potential in this area and is already being widely used to great success. Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction is an authoritative guide to the role of nanotechnology in the development of 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 for structural applications. Nanoclay-modified asphalt mixtures and safety issues relating to nanomaterials for construction applications are also reviewed before part two goes on to discuss applications for building energy efficiency. Topics explored include thin films and nanostructured coatings, switchable glazing technology and third generation photovoltaic (PV) cells, high-performance thermal insulation materials, and silica nanogel for energy-efficient windows. Finally, photocatalytic applications are the focus of part three, which investigates nanoparticles for pollution control, self-cleaning and photosterilisation, and the role of nanotechnology in manufacturing paints and purifying water for eco-efficient buildings. Nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction is a technical guide for all those involved in the design, production and application of eco-efficient construction materials, including civil engineers, materials scientists, researchers and architects within any field of nanotechnology, eco-efficient materials or the construction industry. Provides an authoritative guide to the role of nanotechnology in the development of eco-efficient construction materials and sustainable construction Examines the use of nanotechnology in eco-efficient construction materials Considers a range of important infrastructural applications, before discussing applications for building energy efficiency

Nanotechnology in Construction

Nanotechnology in Construction
Author: Konstantin Sobolev,Surendra P. Shah
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 509
Release: 2015-05-07
ISBN 10: 3319170880
ISBN 13: 9783319170886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Construction Book Review:

Nanotechnology has already demonstrated surprising potential for improving the performance of construction materials and many of these recent developments were facilitated by NICOM symposia. The NICOM5 proceedings will cover the emerging opportunities and future use of nanotechnology in construction and will illustrate the broad potential for application of nanotechnology to challenging problems involving materials and infrastructure.

Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures

Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures
Author: Ming L. Wang,Jerome P. Lynch,Hoon Sohn
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2014-05-19
ISBN 10: 1782422439
ISBN 13: 9781782422433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures Book Review:

Sensors are used for civil infrastructure performance assessment and health monitoring, and have evolved significantly through developments in materials and methodologies. Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructure Volume II provides an overview of sensor data analysis and case studies in assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures. Part one focuses on sensor data interrogation and decision making, with chapters on data management technologies, data analysis, techniques for damage detection and structural damage detection. Part two is made up of case studies in assessing and monitoring specific structures such as bridges, towers, buildings, dams, tunnels, pipelines, and roads. Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructure provides a standard reference for structural and civil engineers, electronics engineers, and academics with an interest in the field. Provides an in-depth examination of sensor data management and analytical techniques for fault detection and localization, looking at prognosis and life-cycle assessment Includes case studies in assessing structures such as bridges, buildings, super-tall towers, dams, tunnels, wind turbines, railroad tracks, nuclear power plants, offshore structures, levees, and pipelines

Nanotechnology in Construction

Nanotechnology in Construction
Author: Peter J M Bartos,John J Hughes,Pavel Trtik,Wenzhong Zhu
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2007-10-31
ISBN 10: 1847551521
ISBN 13: 9781847551528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Construction Book Review:

The importance of nanotechnology related research and development has become recognised worldwide. Substantial public and private investment is now being ploughed into research and development in a number of industrial sectors, where nanotechnology has become established and has led to new commercial products. The construction industry, having major economic significance with nano-scale research and development which is only emerging, offers a wide scope for exploitation of nanotechnology. With international contributions from experts in the field, Nanotechnology in Construction amalgamates previously fragmented research and emerging trends. It reflects the inherent multi-disciplinary nature of nano-scale research in construction and contributions cover a wide spectrum, from highly scientific investigations to futuristic applications. The book is organised into four broad sections, the first reviews and analyses the prospects of exploitation of nanotechnology in construction, the second discusses novel tools and their capabilities, the final two sections show existing significant products where nanotechnology has been already been exploited or where product development is under-way. Nanotechnology in Construction will appeal to researchers already working in this field as well as those wishing to enter it. It will also inform governmental and other funding agencies of the most promising future directions and their related timescales. Practical applications are considered and explanations of the underlying basics are given, raising awareness and understanding of what nanotechnology can offer to construction professionals in general.

Nanotechnology in Cement Based Construction

Nanotechnology in Cement Based Construction
Author: Antonella D'Alessandro,Annibale Luigi Materazzi,Filippo Ubertini
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2020-01-22
ISBN 10: 1000576922
ISBN 13: 9781000576924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Cement Based Construction Book Review:

Many books on new smart materials are available, but specialized analysis of particular topics is still in high demand. This multiauthor book focuses on applying nanotechnology to cement-based materials to make numerous engineering applications possible. The addition of novel smart nanofillers allows the development of multifunctional composite materials, not just limited to improving mechanical strength, but also including several enhanced features. Special attention is devoted to types of nano-inclusions, novel techniques to mix components, and analysis of properties that can be achieved by paste, mortar, or concrete if added with nanofillers. Among these properties, the capability of self-sensing is very promising. Moreover, the use of phase-changing materials improves the energy efficiency of nanocomposites, resulting in important applications in engineering. Particular attention is also focused on energy harvesting and electromagnetic shielding properties. Comprehensive and up to date, this is an important reference book that not only provides in-depth information about recent developments and perspectives in this field but also discusses topics that promise major developments in the near future.

New Materials in Civil Engineering

New Materials in Civil Engineering
Author: Pijush Samui,Dookie Kim,Nagesh R. Iyer,Sandeep Chaudhary
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 0128190752
ISBN 13: 9780128190753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Materials in Civil Engineering Book Review:

New Materials in Civil Engineering provides engineers and scientists with the tools and methods needed to meet the challenge of designing and constructing more resilient and sustainable infrastructures. This book is a valuable guide to the properties, selection criteria, products, applications, lifecycle and recyclability of advanced materials. It presents an A-to-Z approach to all types of materials, highlighting their key performance properties, principal characteristics and applications. Traditional materials covered include concrete, soil, steel, timber, fly ash, geosynthetic, fiber-reinforced concrete, smart materials, carbon fiber and reinforced polymers. In addition, the book covers nanotechnology and biotechnology in the development of new materials. Covers a variety of materials, including fly ash, geosynthetic, fiber-reinforced concrete, smart materials, carbon fiber reinforced polymer and waste materials Provides a “one-stop resource of information for the latest materials and practical applications Includes a variety of different use case studies

Nano Engineered Cementitious Composites

Nano Engineered Cementitious Composites
Author: Baoguo Han,Siqi Ding,Jialiang Wang,Jinping Ou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 731
Release: 2019-04-10
ISBN 10: 9811370788
ISBN 13: 9789811370786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nano Engineered Cementitious Composites Book Review:

This book focuses on civil engineering materials and nanotechnology. Highlighting recent advances in the field of nano-engineered cementitious composites, it discusses their key principles, design and fabrication, testing and characterization, performance and mechanisms, as well as applications. Future developments and remaining challenges are also outlined. Nano-engineered cementitious composites are exceptionally strong, durable and offer multifunctional/smart performance that differs considerably from that of normal cementitious composites. Providing valuable insights into these composites’ future development, the book offers an essential source of information, inspiration, theory and practical guidance for developing sustainable cementitious composites. As such, it will benefit researchers, scientists and engineers in the fields of civil engineering materials and nanotechnology alike.

Nanotechnology in Construction

Nanotechnology in Construction
Author: Zdenek Bittnar,Peter J. M. Bartos,Jiri Nemecek,V. Smilauer,J. Zeman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2009-04-21
ISBN 10: 3642009808
ISBN 13: 9783642009808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Construction Book Review:

The 3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction (NICOM 3) follows the highly successful NICOM 1 (Paisley, UK 2003) and NICOM 2 (Bilbao, Spain 2005) Symposia. The NICOM3 symposium was held in Prague, Czech Republic from May 31 to June 2, 2009 under the auspices of the Czech Technical University in Prague. It was a cross-disciplinary event, bringing together R&D experts and users from different fields all with interest in nanotechnology and construction. The conference was aimed at: Understanding of internal structures of existing construction materials at nano-scale Modification at nano-scale of existing construction materials. Production and properties of nanoparticulate materials, nanotubes and novel polymers. Modeling and simulation of nanostructures. Instrumentation, techniques and metrology at nano-scale. Health and safety issues and environmental impacts related to nanotechnology during research, manufacture and product use. Review of current legislation. Societal and commercial impacts of nanotechnology in construction, their predictions and analysis.

Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications

Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications
Author: Khitab, Anwar
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2016-05-16
ISBN 10: 1522503455
ISBN 13: 9781522503453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications Book Review:

A recent initiative within the civil engineering field is the use of nanotechnology and materials within the construction industry. While there has been great success in the adoption of various nanomaterials, there is still room for development and improvement. Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications highlights emergent research and theoretical concepts in the implementation of nanotechnology within the construction, geotechnical, and transportation engineering fields. Examining the application of nanomaterials, current trends within the topic area, and the potential health impacts of material usage on the environment, this book is a pivotal reference for professionals, engineers, students, and researchers.

Aquananotechnology

Aquananotechnology
Author: David E. Reisner,T. Pradeep
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 887
Release: 2014-09-24
ISBN 10: 0415621267
ISBN 13: 9780415621267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquananotechnology Book Review:

The world’s fresh water supplies are dwindling rapidly—even wastewater is now considered an asset. By 2025, most of the world's population will be facing serious water stresses and shortages. Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects breaks new ground with its informative and innovative introduction of the application of nanotechnology to the remediation of contaminated water for drinking and industrial use. It provides a comprehensive overview, from a global perspective, of the latest research and developments in the use of nanotechnology for water purification and desalination methods. The book also covers approaches to remediation such as high surface area nanoscale media for adsorption of toxic species, UV treatment of pathogens, and regeneration of saturated media with applications in municipal water supplies, produced water from fracking, ballast water, and more. It also discusses membranes, desalination, sensing, engineered polymers, magnetic nanomaterials, electrospun nanofibers, photocatalysis, endocrine disruptors, and Al13 clusters. It explores physics-based phenomena such as subcritical water and cavitation-induced sonoluminescence, and fog harvesting. With contributions from experts in developed and developing countries, including those with severe contamination, such as China, India, and Pakistan, the book’s content spans a wide range of the subject areas that fall under the aquananotechnology banner, either squarely or tangentially. The book strongly emphasizes sorption media, with broad application to a myriad of contaminants—both geogenic and anthropogenic—keeping in mind that it is not enough for water to be potable, it must also be palatable.

Nanosensors for Smart Cities

Nanosensors for Smart Cities
Author: Baoguo Han,Vijay Tomer,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Ali Farmani,Pradeep Kumar Singh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 962
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN 10: 0128199237
ISBN 13: 9780128199237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanosensors for Smart Cities Book Review:

Nanosensors for Smart Cities covers the fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of nanosensors for the creation of smart city infrastructures. Examples of major applications include logistics management, where nanosensors could be used in active transport tracking devices for smart tracking and tracing, and in agri-food productions, where nanosensors are used in nanochips for identity, and food inspection, and smart storage. This book is essential reading for researchers working in the field of advanced sensors technology, smart city technology and nanotechnology, and stakeholders involved in city management. Nanomaterials based sensors (nanosensors) can offer many advantages over their microcounterparts, including lower power consumption, high sensitivity, lower concentration of analytes, and smaller interaction distance between object and sensor. With the support of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, such as fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, neural networks, and ambient-intelligence, sensor systems are becoming smarter. Provides information on the fabrication and fundamental design concepts of nanosensors for intelligent systems Explores how nanosensors are being used to better monitor and maintain infrastructure services, including street lighting, traffic management and pollution control Assesses the challenges for creating nanomaterials-enhanced sensors for mass-market consumer products

The Nanotechnology Revolution

The Nanotechnology Revolution
Author: Dale A. Stirling
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2018-01-17
ISBN 10: 1351617230
ISBN 13: 9781351617239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nanotechnology Revolution Book Review:

Nanotechnology is changing the world in a very big way, but at the atomic and sub-atomic level. Although the roots of nanotechnology can be traced back to more than a century ago, the last three decades have witnessed an explosion of nano-based technologies and products. This reference work examines the history, current status, and future directions of nanotechnology through an exhaustive search of the technical and scientific literature. The more than 4000 bibliographic citations it includes are carefully organized into core subject areas, and a geographic and subject index allows readers to quickly locate documents of interest. Although a sense of the global reach and interest in nanotechnology can be gleaned from the reference sections of countless journal articles, conference papers, and books, this is the only reference work providing an in-depth global perspective that is ready-made for nanotechnology professionals and those interested in learning more about all things nanotechnology. Despite the abundance of online resources, there is still an urgent need for well-researched, well-presented, concise, and thematically organized reference works. Instead of relying on wiki pages, citation aggregators, and related websites, the author searched the databases and databanks of scholarly literature search providers such as EBSCO, ProQuest, PUBMED, STN International, and Thomson Reuters. In addition, he used select serials-related databases to account for pertinent documents from countries in which English is not the primary national language (i.e., China Online Journals, e-periodica, J-STAGE, and SciELO Brazil among others).

Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement Based Materials

Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement Based Materials
Author: Mohd Shahir Liew,Phuong Nguyen-Tri,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Saeid Kakooei
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2019-11-16
ISBN 10: 0128178558
ISBN 13: 9780128178553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement Based Materials Book Review:

Smart Nanoconcretes and Cement-Based Materials: Properties, Modelling and Applications explores the fundamental concepts and applications of smart nanoconcretes with self-healing, self-cleaning, photocatalytic, antibacterial, piezoelectrical, heating and conducting properties and how they are used in modern high-rise buildings, hydraulic engineering, highways, tunnels and bridges. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists and civil engineers who are looking to enhance the properties of smart nanomaterials to create stronger, more durable concrete. Explores the mechanisms through which active agents are released from nanocontainers inside concrete Shows how embedded smart nanosensors, including carbon cement-based smart sensors and micro/nano strain-sensors, are used to increase concrete performance Discusses the major challenges of integrating smart nanomaterials into concrete composites

Introduction to Infrastructure An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering

Introduction to Infrastructure  An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
Author: Michael R. Penn,Philip J. Parker
Publsiher: Wiley Global Education
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2011-11-11
ISBN 10: 1118213335
ISBN 13: 9781118213339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Infrastructure An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Book Review:

Introduction to Infrastructure: An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering breaks new ground in preparing civil and environmental engineers to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The authors use the infrastructure that is all around us to introduce students to civil and environmental engineering, demonstrating how all the parts of civil and environmental engineering are interrelated to help students see the "big picture" in the first or second year of the curriculum. Students learn not only the what of the infrastructure, but also the how and the why of the infrastructure. Readers learn the infrastructure is a system of interrelated physical components, and how those components affect, and are affected by, society, politics, economics, and the environment. Studying infrastructure allows educators and students to develop a valuable link between fundamental knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge, so students may translate their knowledge to new contexts. The authors' implementation of modern learning pedagogy (learning objectives, concrete examples and cases, and hundreds of photos and illustrations), and chapters that map well to the ABET accreditation requirements AND the ASCE Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge 2nd edition (with recommendations for using this text in a 1, 2, or 3 hour course) make this text a key part of any civil and/or environmental engineering curriculum.

Nanotechnology in Cement Based Construction

Nanotechnology in Cement Based Construction
Author: Annibale Luigi Materazzi,Filippo Ubertini,Antonella D'Alessandro
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2020-03-23
ISBN 10: 1000586901
ISBN 13: 9781000586909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Cement Based Construction Book Review:

New smart materials are developing thanks to nanotechnology. Many books are on the market, but the demand for specialized analyses of particular topics still remains. This multiauthor book focuses on the application of nanotechnology to cement-based materials for engineering applications. The addition of novel smart nanofillers allows the development of multifunctional composite materials and not just with respect to higher mechanical strength, as investigated in the past. Special attention is given to types of nanoinclusions, novel techniques to mix components, and analysis of properties that can be achieved by paste, mortar, or concrete if they are added with nanofillers. Among these properties, the capability of self-sensing is very promising. Moreover, the use of phase-changing materials improves energy efficiency of nanocomposites, with important applications in the field of engineering, and new nanomodified composites have applications in energy harvesting and electromagnetic shielding.

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety
Author: Matthew Hull,Diana Bowman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-11-17
ISBN 10: 9780815519829
ISBN 13: 0815519826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety Book Review:

This book tackles the debate over nanotechnology's environmental health and safety (EHS) by thoroughly explaining EHS issues, financial implications, foreseeable risks (i.e. exposure, dose, hazards of nanomaterials), and the implications of occupational hygiene precautions and consumer protections. Real-world case studies are included, e.g. the discussion of a leading chemical company's unusual pairing with the USA's largest environmental NGO, and an innovative program designed for small- to mid-sized businesses, which became a model approach for proactive nanotechnology EHS risk management. Considers the potential of nanotechnology from multiple perspectives (NGO, insurance industry, small business, etc) Provides guidance and advice for appropriate, proactive risk management strategies Reviews toxicological studies and industrial initiatives, documented with actual case studies Of significant interest to CEOs/CTOs of technology companies (SMEs), Health and Safety officers of technology companies (SMEs), Government officials (HSE), Toxicology experts, and venture capitalists

Introduction to Civil Engineering Systems

Introduction to Civil Engineering Systems
Author: Samuel Labi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2014-03-25
ISBN 10: 1118415302
ISBN 13: 9781118415306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Civil Engineering Systems Book Review:

This book presents an integrated systems approach to the evaluation, analysis, design, and maintenance of civil engineering systems. Addressing recent concerns about the world's aging civil infrastructure and its environmental impact, the author makes the case for why any civil infrastructure should be seen as part of a larger whole. He walks readers through all phases of a civil project, from feasibility assessment to construction to operations, explaining how to evaluate tasks and challenges at each phase using a holistic approach. Unique coverage of ethics, legal issues, and management is also included.

Advances in Nanofibers

Advances in Nanofibers
Author: Russel Maguire
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-12-11
ISBN 10: 9535112090
ISBN 13: 9789535112099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Nanofibers Book Review:

Book Advances in Nanofibers is a research publication that covers original research on developments within the Nanofibers field of study. The book is a collection of reviewed scholarly contributions written by different authors. Each scholarly contribution represents a chapter and each chapter is complete in itself but related to the major topics and objectives. The target audience comprises scholars and specialists in the field.

Implications of Nanotechnology for Environmental Health Research

Implications of Nanotechnology for Environmental Health Research
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2005-03-18
ISBN 10: 9780309181907
ISBN 13: 0309181909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implications of Nanotechnology for Environmental Health Research Book Review:

Nanotechnology is often described as an emerging technology - one that not only holds promise for society, but also is capable of revolutionizing our approaches to common problems. Nanotechnology is not a completely new field; however, it is only recently that discoveries in this field have advanced so far as to warrant examination of their impact upon the world around us. Nanotechnology has direct beneficial applications for medicine and the environment, but like all technologies it may have unintended effects that can adversely impact the environment, both within the human body and within the natural ecosystem. How does the science move forward in a way that best protects the public and gets health and safety right the first time? Implications of Nanotechnology for Environmental Health Research identifies the areas in which additional research is needed and the processes by which changes can occur.