Bio-based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco-efficient Construction fills a gap in the published literature, discussing bio-based materials and biotechnologies that are crucial for a more sustainable construction industry. With comprehensive coverage and contributions from leading experts in the field, the book includes sections on Bio-based materials and biotechnologies for infrastructure applications, Bio-based materials and biotechnologies for building energy efficiency, and other applications, such as using biotechnology to reduce indoor air pollution, for water treatment, and in soil decontamination. The book will be an essential reference resource for academic researchers, civil engineers, contractors working in construction works, postgraduate students and other professionals.
- Focuses on sustainability and green concepts in construction
- Discusses recent trends on bio-based materials and biotechnologies for eco-efficient construction
- Covers many important aspects, including infrastructure applications, energy efficiency for building construction, and air, water and soil related problems
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1. Introduction to bio-based materials and biotechnologies for eco-efficient construction
PART I BIO-BASED MATERIALS AND BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATIONS 2. Sustainable carbohydrate-derived building materials 3. Biobased Polymers for Mitigating Early- and Late-Age Cracking in Concrete 4. Influence of two commercial superplasticizers and a biopolymer on the performance of waste based alkali-activated mortars 5. Fire-retardant bioproducts for green buildings 6. Properties of bio-asphalt derived from castor oil
PART II BIO-BASED MATERIALS AND BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY 7. Building insulation materials based on agricultural wastes 8. Bio-based insulation materials performance in an old building envelope system 9. Tilia sp.'s pruning residues wood panels for thermal insulation 10. Properties of clayey plasters with olive fibers 11. Thermal insulation biomaterial base on Hydrangea macrophylla 12. Bio-based phase change materials 13. Building integrated photobioreactor
PART III BIO-BASED MATERIALS AND BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS 14. Biotechnology for soil decontamination 15. Botanical biofiltration for reducing indoor air pollution 16. Cellulose-TiO2 composites for the removal of water pollutants 17. Environmental safety of biotechnological materials and processes 18. Biotechnology for immobilization of chemical, biological and radioactive pollutants on land and infrastructure demolition waste after industrial accident or terroristic attack
F. Pacheco-Torgal is a Principal Investigator at the University of Minho, Portugal. He holds the title Counsellor from the Portuguese Engineers Association. He has authored more than 300 publications, 119 in Scopus and 107 in Web of Science-WoS. His publications have been viewed or downloaded almost 500,000 times. He currently holds the record for the highest Platinum SCI h-index and the highest K-index in the field of Civil Engineering in Portugal. He is in the Top 10 Platinum SCI h-index in the world for the field of construction and building materials. He is a member of the editorial board for 9 international journals, 5 referenced on Web of Science and two referenced on Scopus. He currently holds the record for the highest ratio (papers handled as editor/year) in the field of Civil Engineering in Portugal. He has acted as a Foreign Expert in the evaluation of 18 PhD thesis. In the last 10 years he has been a Member of the Scientific Committee for almost 60 conferences most of them in Asian countries. He is also a grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 13 countries, UK, US, Netherlands, China, France, Australia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UA. Emirates, Poland and, the EU Commission. He has also been an invited reviewer for 125 international journals and has reviewed almost 1000 papers. His review record places him at the Top 0.1% between 2 million reviewers registered in Publons. He currently ranks second place between more than 10.000 reviewers in civil engineering. He has been leading editor of 22 international books published by Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier and Springer, 10 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science. He currently holds the record for having the highest number of books indexed in WoS in the field of Civil Engineering in Portugal. Two of those books are the Scopus most cited ever in the field of Civil Engineering in Portugal.
Volodymyr Ivanov is a professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and his research interests include nanobiotechnology and microbiotechnology.
Tsang, Daniel C.W.
Daniel C.W. Tsang is Associate Professor and Programme Leader in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Hong Kong polytechnic University. He has been a visiting scholar at Ghent University (Belgium) and Stanford University (USA), a Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), and Postdoctoral Fellow at Imperial College London (UK) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Dr Tsang's research group develops solutions for sustainable development and creates new ways to manage waste and contaminated sediments. He has published over 180 journal papers and 9 book chapters. He has served as Guest Editor for numerous journals and is currently Editorial Board Member of Chemosphere and Associate Editor of Journal of Soils and Sediments, Science of the Total Environment and Environmental Geochemistry and Health. Dr Tsang was chair and organizer of the 2nd Biological Waste as Resource Conference and 4th Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation Conference.