Sustainable and Nonconventional Construction Materials using Inorganic Bonded Fiber Composites

Sustainable and Nonconventional Construction Materials using Inorganic Bonded Fiber Composites

1st Edition - June 13, 2017

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  • Editors: Holmer Savastano Junior, Juliano Fiorelli, Sergio Francisco Dos Santos
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081020012
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081020029

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Sustainable and Nonconventional Construction Materials Using Inorganic Bonded Fiber Composites presents a concise overview of non-conventional construction materials with a strong focus on alternative inorganic bonded fiber composites and their applications as construction components. It outlines the processing and characterization of non-conventional cementitious composites, which will be of great benefit to both academic and industrial professionals interested in research, development, and innovation on inorganic bonded fiber composites. The book gives a comprehensive review of the innovative research associated with building components based on inorganic bonded composites. Exploring both natural fibers as reinforcing elements and alternative inorganic binders based on agricultural and industrial wastes, this book also considers the performance and applications of fibrous composites as construction materials and components.

Key Features

  • Dedicated to analyzing recent developments in inorganic fiber composites research
  • Discusses the broader subjects of processing, characterization, performance, and applications of non-conventional construction materials


R&D specialists in inorganic bonded fiber composites, researchers and engineers interested in non-conventional construction materials, civil and environmental engineering, and biosystems engineering and architecture

Table of Contents

    1. Lignocellulosic residues in cement-bonded panels
    2. The effect of sodium hydroxide surface treatment on the tensile strength and elastic modulus of cellulose nanofiber
    3. Interfacial transition zone between lignocellulosic fiber and matrix in cement-based composites
    4. Treatments for viable utilization of vegetable fibers in inorganic-based composites
    5. New inorganic binders containing ashes from agricultural wastes
    6. New trends for nonconventional cement-based materials: industrial and agricultural waste
    7. Alternative inorganic binders based on alkali-activated metallurgical slags
    8. The potential use of geopolymer for cleaning air
    9. Sustainability assessment of potentially ‘green’ concrete types using life cycle assessment
    10. Hatschek process as a way to valorize agricultural wastes: effects on the process and product quality
    11. A study of a hybrid binder based on alkali-activated ceramic tile wastes and portland cement
    12. Accelerated carbonation as a fast curing technology for concrete blocks
    13. Macro- and nanodimensional plant fiber reinforcements for cementitious composites
    14. Using vegetable fiber nonwovens cement composites as sustainable materials for applications on ventilated facade systems
    15. Potentialities of cement-based recycled materials reinforced with sisal fibers as a filler component of precast concrete slabs
    16. Experimental investigations on cement-bonded rattan cane composites
    17. Bi-component polyolefin fibers used for concrete and shotcrete applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 494
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2017
  • Published: June 13, 2017
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081020012
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081020029

About the Editors

Holmer Savastano Junior

Holmer Savastano Junior received his doctorate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 1992 and then later completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Forestry and Forest Products, Commonwealth Scientific Research Industrial Organisation, Australia (FFP, CSIRO, 1998-1999). He was appointed Dean (2005-2009) of the School of Animal Sciences and Food Engineering (FZEA, Pirassununga campus), University of São Paulo, as well as being a full Professor since 2005. Professor Savastano Jr. was also the first Head of the Biosystems Engineering Department at FZEA USP (2012-2014) and was the Co-Editor in Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Constructed Environment (Antac, Porto Alegre, since 2010-2016). He is a member of advisory committees at Capes, CNPq and FAPESP (Brazilian major Funding Agencies) in the Engineering area. He has more than 140 papers published in peer reviewed journals and is the PI of numerous projects in collaboration with other Brazilian and international research institutions. Holmer has experience in Civil Engineering, with emphasis on Materials and Components for Construction, specifically in the following subjects: vegetable fiber and bamboo, rural construction, civil construction and sustainability.

Affiliations and Expertise

Coordinator, Research Nucleus on Materials for Biosystems, University of Sao Paulo

Juliano Fiorelli

Juliano Fiorelli graduated in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of São Carlos (1999), received his master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of São Paulo (2002) and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of São Paulo (2005), Brazil. He has experience in the area of Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering and Rural Construction, with interest on the following topics: unconventional materials, particle board, wood, wood structures, glued laminated timber, mechanical properties of wood, animal welfare and technical drawing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering, University of Sao Paulo

Sergio Francisco Dos Santos

Sérgio Francisco dos Santos graduated with a BSc in Physics from the University of São Paulo (1995), a master's degree in Materials Engineering (1999) and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Federal University of São Carlos (2005), Brazil. He works mainly in the following areas: advanced structural ceramics, cement composites reinforced with lignocellulosic/vegetable fibers, polymers and glass for sustainable and non-conventional building construction and mechanical properties.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Materials and Technology, Sao Paulo State University

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