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Nanotechnology in Eco-Efficient Construction by M Diamanti, C Goran-Granqvist, A Nazari, Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

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Silica nanogel for energy-efficient windows

C. Buratti and E. Moretti,     University of Perugia, Italy

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the utilization of silica nanogel to develop high energy-efficient windows and skylights. Silica aerogels are firstly discussed in terms of chemical structure, production process, and physical, mechanical, and thermal properties. The chapter then reviews their current applications in buildings as thermal and acoustic insulation materials. Finally, the potential of the nanogel windows for energy saving in buildings and the main future research trends are discussed.

Key words

silica aerogel

nanogel windows

highly energy-efficient windows

10.1 Introduction

The global share of buildings in energy consumption ...

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