Bio-Based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco-Efficient Construction

  • 8h 8m
  • Daniel C.W. Tsang, Fernando Pacheco-Torgal, Volodymyr Ivanov
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2020

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.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Biobased Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco-Efficient Construction
  • Biobased Polymers for Mitigating Early- and Late-Age Cracking in Concrete
  • Influence of Two Commercial Superplasticizers and a Biopolymer on the Performance of Waste-Based Alkali-Activated Mortars
  • Fire-Retardant Bioproducts for Green Buildings
  • Properties of Asphalt Binder and Mixture Containing Bioasphalt Derived from Castor
  • Performance of Bio-Based Insulation Materials in an Old Building Envelope System
  • Tilia Sp.’s Pruning Residues Wood Panels for Thermal Insulation
  • Building Insulation Materials Based on Agricultural Wastes
  • Properties of Clay Plasters with Olive Fibers
  • Thermal Insulation Biomaterial Based on Hydrangea Macrophylla
  • Bio-Based Phase-Change Materials
  • Building Integrated Photobioreactor
  • Biotechnology for Soil Decontamination—Opportunity, Challenges, and Prospects for Pesticide Biodegradation
  • Sustainable Carbohydrate-Derived Building Materials
  • Botanical Biofiltration for Reducing Indoor Air Pollution
  • Cellulose–TiO2 Composites for the Removal of Water Pollutants
  • Environmental Safety of Biotechnological Materials and Processes
  • Biotechnological Immobilization of Chemical, Biological, and Radioactive Pollutants on Land and Infrastructure Demolition Waste after Industrial Accident, Military Action, or Terrorist Attack