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Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanofibers in Concrete—Advantages and Potential Risks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323858564, 9780323855723

Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanofibers in Concrete—Advantages and Potential Risks

1st Edition

Author: Andrzej Cwirzen
Paperback ISBN: 9780323858564
eBook ISBN: 9780323855723
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 10th July 2021
Page Count: 382
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to concrete and nanomaterials in concrete applications
2. Noncarbon-based nanomaterials for concrete applications
3. Carbon-based nanomaterials for concrete applications
4. Synthesis of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers and their growth mechanisms
5. Carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers in concrete manufacturing processes
6. Effects of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers on concrete properties
7. Shielding capabilities of concretes containing carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers
8. Sensing capabilities of concretes containing carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers
9. Energy harvesting using concretes containing carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers
10. Effects of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers on properties of alkali-activated concretes
11. Potential hazardous effects of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers
12. Conclusion: the role of carbon nanotubes and nanofibers in concrete technology


Description

This book focuses on the application of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers in traditional concretes based on Portland cement. Fundamental information is given related to the production technologies of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers, as well as concretes and methods of incorporation. It also contains a section focusing on the possible negative effects of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers on animals and humans.

The book indicates benefits and possible problems related to the application of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers in concrete. It is designed to be easy to access and digest for the reader, aiming to reach an audience, not only from academia, but also from the construction industry, materials producers, and contractors who might work with nanomaterials.

Key Features

  • Outlines the major properties and synthesis methods for carbon nanomaterials in concrete engineering;
  • Explains the role of carbon nanotubes and nanofibers in creating high-performance concrete;
  • Assesses the major challenges of integrating carbon nanomaterials into concrete manufacture on an industrial scale.

Readership

Materials scientists and engineers.


Details

No. of pages:
382
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2021
Published:
10th July 2021
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780323858564
eBook ISBN:
9780323855723

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About the Author

Andrzej Cwirzen

Prof. Andrzej Cwirzen has obtained his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Silesian University of Technology and his PhD in Concrete Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology. As an associate professor, he led the Concrete Technology Research Group at Aalto University. Later, he was appointed as a full professor at the Luleå University of Technology and chair of the Structural Engineering Research Group. Since 2019, he is a chaired professor of the Building Materials Research Group at the same university. In parallel to his academic career, Prof. Cwirzen has been working as a consultant and R&D project manager for construction companies and concrete producers. In his 20 years of work with concrete technology, he has focused on nanotechnology, nanomaterials especially including carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers, alternative ecological cementitious binders, high-strength concretes, ultrahigh-performance concretes, durability, and production technology of concrete structures. He is a RILEM senior member, member of several committees at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in the United States and at the American Nano Society. Prof. Cwirzen holds two patents related to ecological cements. He is an editor and reviewer for several top international journals related to building materials. He has been a visiting professor at several universities in Europe, Canada, and Australia. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrzej_Cwirzen/info

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head of the Building Materials Research Group, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden