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New Book Sheds Light on Use of Nanomaterials in Concrete

Published on May 2, 2012 at 3:53 AM

By Cameron Chai

Research and Markets has included a new book titled ‘Nanomaterials in Concrete: Advances in Protection, Repair, and Upgrade’ to its database.

The comprehensive book discusses electromutagenic processes used for applying nanomaterials to concrete. These processes make in situ changes in the microstructure of concrete materials without modifying either their appearances or dimensions, thus demonstrating the mixing of high-performance concrete without using expensive additives.

The book analyzes a technique to disperse nanoparticles in concrete and describes the impact of nanomaterials in improving strength, decreasing porosity, and eliminating cracking in concrete. This data is useful for more effective rehabilitation and repair. Nanomaterials enhance anti-corrosiveness, barrier-formation and other functionalities of concrete materials.

The book describes the ways of concrete modifications after hardening and repair process with reduced destruction. It includes engineering data pertaining to the effect of nanoparticles on corrosion, cracking and porosity. It provides scientific background and data on installation, mixing and testing.

Key topics covered in the report 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; and Electromutagenics.

Nanomaterial application methods discussed in the report include doping; electrodeposition coagulation assembly; electrostatic assembly; sintering; reactive conversion; and pore assembly.

Source: http://www.researchandmarkets.com

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