Bio-based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco-efficient Construction

Author:   Fernando Pacheco-Torgal (Senior Researcher, C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal) ,  Volodymyr Ivanov (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) ,  Daniel C.W. Tsang (Associate Professor and Programme Leader in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Hong Kong polytechnic University)
Publisher:   Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
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9780128194812


Pages:   428
Publication Date:   18 March 2020
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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.

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Author:   Fernando Pacheco-Torgal (Senior Researcher, C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal) ,  Volodymyr Ivanov (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) ,  Daniel C.W. Tsang (Associate Professor and Programme Leader in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Hong Kong polytechnic University)
Publisher:   Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Imprint:   Woodhead Publishing
Weight:   0.770kg
ISBN:  

9780128194812


ISBN 10:   0128194812
Pages:   428
Publication Date:   18 March 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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1. Introduction to bio-based materials and biotechnologies for eco-efficient construction PART I BIO-BASED MATERIALS AND BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATIONS 2. Sustainable carbohydrate-derived building materials 3. Biobased Polymers for Mitigating Early- and Late-Age Cracking in Concrete 4. Influence of two commercial superplasticizers and a biopolymer on the performance of waste based alkali-activated mortars 5. Fire-retardant bioproducts for green buildings 6. Properties of bio-asphalt derived from castor oil PART II BIO-BASED MATERIALS AND BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY 7. Building insulation materials based on agricultural wastes 8. Bio-based insulation materials performance in an old building envelope system 9. Tilia sp.'s pruning residues wood panels for thermal insulation 10. Properties of clayey plasters with olive fibers 11. Thermal insulation biomaterial base on Hydrangea macrophylla 12. Bio-based phase change materials 13. Building integrated photobioreactor PART III BIO-BASED MATERIALS AND BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS 14. Biotechnology for soil decontamination 15. Botanical biofiltration for reducing indoor air pollution 16. Cellulose-TiO2 composites for the removal of water pollutants 17. Environmental safety of biotechnological materials and processes 18. Biotechnology for immobilization of chemical, biological and radioactive pollutants on land and infrastructure demolition waste after industrial accident or terroristic attack

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F.Pacheco Torgal is a Principal Investigator at C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho. He holds the Counsellor title of the Portuguese Engineers Association. Authored almost 350 publications some that were cited by Highly Cited authors (SCI h-index>60) and in high impact factor journals like Nature Reviews Mat. (IF=52), Nature Energy (IF=47), Progress in Mater. Science (I.F=24), Physics Reports (IF=20) and Nature Climate Change (I.F=19). Citations received in ISI WoS journals-2819 (h-index=29), citations received in Scopus journals- 3580 (h-index=31). Citations prediction for the year 2029 (around 5.500 citations on WoS, 7.500 on Scopus (already has 7000 MR, h=45) and 16.000 citations on scholar google). Member of the editorial board of 9 international journals, 4 referenced on the Web of Science and three referenced on Scopus. Grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 14 countries, UK, US, Netherlands, China, France, Australia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UA.Emirates, Poland and also the EU Commission. Invited reviewer for 133 international journals for which he reviewed so far almost 900 papers. Lead Editor of 19 international books (9 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science). Volodymyr Ivanov is a professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and his research interests include nanobiotechnology and microbiotechnology. Daniel C.W. Tsang is Associate Professor and Programme Leader in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Hong Kong polytechnic University. He has been a visiting scholar at Ghent University (Belgium) and Stanford University (USA), a Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), and Postdoctoral Fellow at Imperial College London (UK) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Dr Tsang's research group develops solutions for sustainable development and creates new ways to manage waste and contaminated sediments. He has published over 180 journal papers and 9 book chapters. He has served as Guest Editor for numerous journals and is currently Editorial Board Member of Chemosphere and Associate Editor of Journal of Soils and Sediments, Science of the Total Environment and Environmental Geochemistry and Health. Dr Tsang was chair and organizer of the 2nd Biological Waste as Resource Conference and 4th Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation Conference.

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