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Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications

Book Description

A recent initiative within the civil engineering field is the use of nanotechnology and materials within the construction industry. While there has been great success in the adoption of various nanomaterials, there is still room for development and improvement. Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications highlights emergent research and theoretical concepts in the implementation of nanotechnology within the construction, geotechnical, and transportation engineering fields. Examining the application of nanomaterials, current trends within the topic area, and the potential health impacts of material usage on the environment, this book is a pivotal reference for professionals, engineers, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Contributors
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. A DESCRIPTION OF WHERE THE TOPIC FITS IN THE WORLD TODAY
    2. A DESCRIPTION OF THE TARGET AUDIENCE
    3. A DESCRIPTION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF EACH OF THE CHAPTER SUBMISSIONS
    4. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 1: Classical Building Materials
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CLASSIFICATION OF STONES
    4. BRICKS
    5. CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS
    6. PLASTICS
    7. GLASS
    8. METALS
    9. PAINTS
    10. TIMBER
    11. REFERENCES
  9. Chapter 2: Nano-Scale Behavior and Nano-Modification of Cement and Concrete Materials
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NANO-SCALE BEHAVIOR
    4. MODIFICATION METHODS
    5. MODIFICATION MECHANISMS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
  10. Chapter 3: Trends in Nanoscopy in Materials Research
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    5. REFERENCES
  11. Chapter 4: Nanotechnology Applications in the Construction Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. NANOTECHNOLOGY
    4. 3. APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY
    5. 4. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
  12. Chapter 5: Nanotechnology Future and Present in Construction Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. NANO-SCALE PROPERTIES
    5. ROLE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN CIVIL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
    6. NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
    7. NANOSTRUCTURE OF CLAYS
    8. NANO-SENSORS FOR SOIL CHARACTERISATION
    9. EMPIRICAL RELATIONS AND MODELLING SOIL AND ROCK BEHAVIOUR
    10. SOIL STABILIZATION AND DURABILITY OF PAVEMENTS
    11. CNT FIBER NANO SOIL STABILIZATION
    12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    13. CONCLUSION
    14. REFERENCES
    15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: Applications of Nanotechnology in Transportation Engineering
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
    3. INTRODUCTION TO NANOTECHNOLOGY
    4. NANOTECHNOLOGY AND CIVIL ENGINEERING
    5. OVERVIEW OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING
    6. NANOTECHNOLOGY AND PAVEMENT ENGINEERING
    7. APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING
    8. DRAWBACKS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY
    9. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    10. REFERENCES
  14. Chapter 7: Recent Trends and Advancement in Nanotechnology for Water and Wastewater Treatment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SYNTHESIS OF NANOPARTICLES
    4. CHARACTERIZATION OF NANO ENGINEERED MATERIALS
    5. STATE-OF-ART-APPLICATIONS
    6. NANOTECHNOLOGICAL PRINCIPAL APPLIED FOR WATER TREATMENT
    7. PREDICTION OF INTERACTION BEHAVIOR BETWEEN NANOPARTICLES AND POLLUTANT SPECIES THROUGH EQUILIBRIUM ISOTHERM AND SORPTION KINETICS STUDY
    8. LIMITATIONS OF NANOPARTICLES
    9. FUTURE OUTLOOK OF NANOPARTICLES AND CONCLUSION
    10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    11. REFERENCES
  15. Chapter 8: Risks and Preventive Measures of Nanotechnology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENT AND HABITATS
    4. REMEDIAL MEASURES
    5. REFERENCES
  16. Compilation of References
  17. About the Contributors