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Bio-based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco-efficient Construction - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128194812, 9780128223819

Bio-based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco-efficient Construction

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Editors: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal Volodymyr Ivanov Daniel C.W. Tsang
Paperback ISBN: 9780128194812
eBook ISBN: 9780128223819
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 18th March 2020
Page Count: 428
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Table of Contents

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


Description

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.

Key Features

  • Focuses on sustainability and green concepts in construction
  • Discusses recent trends on bio-based materials and biotechnologies for eco-efficient construction
  • Covers many important aspects, including infrastructure applications, energy efficiency for building construction, and air, water and soil related problems

Readership

Academic researchers, civil engineers, construction contractors, postgraduate students and other professionals interested in eco-efficient construction


Details

No. of pages:
428
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2020
Published:
18th March 2020
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN:
9780128194812
eBook ISBN:
9780128223819

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About the Editors

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal

Volodymyr Ivanov

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Daniel C.W. Tsang

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Programme Leader in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Hong Kong polytechnic University