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New Book Addresses the Effect of Nanomaterials on Concrete

Published on March 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM

DEStech Publications, Inc. announces the publication of Nanomaterials in Concrete, by Henry E. Cardenas of Louisiana Tech University.

Nanomaterials in Concrete from DEStech Publications.

The book presents original work on how nanomaterials are applied to concrete through electromutagenic processes, which modify the microstructure of concrete materials in situ without changing their dimensions or appearance. In essence, it shows how high-performance concrete can be mixed without expensive additives.

The book offers a method for dispersing nanoparticles in concrete and explains how their presence reduces porosity, increases strength and prevents cracking - information that can be used for more efficient repair and rehabilitation. Nanomaterials are shown to improve barrier-formation, anti-corrosiveness, and other functions of concrete. Extensive practical guidelines are given on formulation, set-up, mixing, and testing.

Some of the highlights of the book include:

  • Explains how to modify concrete after hardening, and repair with minimal destruction
  • Provides engineering details on how nanoparticles relate to porosity, cracking, and corrosion
  • Includes scientific background and information on set-up, mixing, and testing

Chapters include:

  • Nanomaterial Application Methods
  • Permeability Reduction
  • Porosity Reduction and Strength Increase
  • Crack Repair
  • Chloride Extraction and Nanoparticle Barrier Formation
  • Sulfate Removal and Damage Recovery
  • Freezing-Thaw Damage Reversal
  • Electrokinetic Nanomaterial Process Control and Design
  • Electromutagenics
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