Sustainable Concrete; Is Nanotechnology the Future of Concrete Polymer Composites?


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Sustainable development as the leading civilization idea, and nanotechnology as the contemporary wave of technology significantly affecting the society, are brought together in this paper. A brief history of sustainability implementation from the start concept until European Construction Product Regulation is presented. The extended definitions of sustainable construction and sustainable material are analysed with adequate conclusions towards Concrete. The category of Exergy is implemented as a measure for “natural environmentally-friendly” meaning. The generalised concrete development curve is presented with discussion of Well Defined Concrete Performance. The statement that the sustainability is necessity for concrete and the nanotechnology is the chance for the future of concrete polymer composite is the final conclusion of the paper.



Edited by:

Ru Wang and Zhenghong Yang






L. Czarnecki "Sustainable Concrete; Is Nanotechnology the Future of Concrete Polymer Composites?", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 687, pp. 3-11, 2013

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April 2013





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