, Lam T.
, Liddle J.A.
, Long C.
, Nguyen T.
, Petersen E.J.
, Scott K.
, Sharma R.
, Sung L.P.
, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
Nanomaterials can be used as nanofillers to enhance the properties of polymeric materials. However, the effect of weathering on nanocomposites and the potential for nanomaterial release is not yet well known. This stems partly from [...]
The impact of nanoparticles on the environment and, more importantly, the human population has been of great interest for the past few years. Release of these nanoparticles from different materials from wear or climate exposure [...]
There has been increasing interest in the biological and biomedical applications of carbon nanotube. We addressed the novel question: Are pure CNTs produced for distribution to manufacturers “toxic” to plants through their effects on physiological [...]
Nanotechnology has the potential to provide great benefit to society, but it must be developed responsibly. This responsibility involves addressing any adverse human and environmental impacts of the technology associated with engineered nanomaterials. Workers are [...]
The global trend of searching for ecologically friendly, ‘green’ chemical processes manifested itself in the chemistry of carbon nanomaterials, in particular, in the development of techniques for their chemical (both covalent and noncovalent) modification. Our [...]
Polymeric materials have tremendous potential for nano and micro-structured products because of their fabrication ease and wide property range. The fabrication processes for polymers are cost-effective and rapid. This work presents novel manufacturing approaches for [...]
Engineered multifunctional nanowires as novel biosensing tools for highly sensitive detection and Biosensors as innovative tools for detection of food borne pathogens and environmental virology have been well documented. Advanced applications require appropriate chemical functionalization [...]
Nanoparticles prepared from biocompatible and biodegradable materials have attracted considerable attention in food and pharmaceutical science. Starch is one of abundant biopolymer. In this study, starch nanoparticles were produced by desolvation method and the influence [...]
A major key strategy to achieve energy-efficient buildings is the development of high performance thermal building insulation materials, also often called superinsulation. A possible and promising way to reach these advanced insulation materials is to [...]
Rubber from tyres is a waste material with a highly valuable constituents. the introduction of crumb rubber in the production of asphalt rubber (AR) mixes for road pavements should be considered as a sustainable technology [...]
When woody biomass is enzymatically treated to release from its polysaccharide components fermentable sugars for bio-alcohols and other chemicals production, it typically leaves behind in the waste stream solid residues that are rich in lignin. [...]
The deterioration in concrete structures exposed to harsh environments has become a matter of global concern. The requirement for high durability in concrete structures cannot be easily achieved using ordinary portland cement. Therefore, new materials [...]
In recent years, many methods for the alumina extraction from fly ash have been tested, developed and demonstrated in China. Generally, alkali sintering methods are more easily deployed than acid leaching methods, but it is [...]
The possible applicability of waste ceramic powder as partial portland cement replacement in concrete production is studied in this paper, due to rapid increase of concrete as building material. The cement industry alone is estimated [...]
In this paper, the rheological behavior of pastes of Portland cement and different calcined clays additions were analyzed. For this purpose, two Portland cements with different mineralogical composition (low C3A and high C3S content and [...]
The Solar Thermal Electrochemical Process (STEP) was introduced to provide a complete solution to lowering carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (1). STEP utilizes a synergy of thermal and electrochemical energy to drive endothermic processes at [...]
Interest in thermoelectrics for waste-heat recovery has flourished in recent years, but questions about cost and scalability remain unanswered. Prior work investigated the materials, manufacturing, and system costs and thermal and electrical transport factors that [...]
The modern consumption of fossil fuels for chemical production contributes to global warming and other nature disasters in recent years. Approximately 10% of U.S. crude oil imports are used to feed its chemical industry. There [...]
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: Technical Proceedings of the 2014 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show
Published: June 15, 2014
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Energy & Sustainability
Topics: Sustainable Materials