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Biotechnologies and biomimetics for civil engineering

Author: Fernando Pacheco Torgal
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2014] ©2015
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Putting forward an innovative approach to solving current technological problems faced by human society, this book encompasses a holistic way of perceiving the potential of natural systems. Nature has developed several materials and processes which both maintain an optimal performance and are also totally biodegradable, properties which can be used in civil engineering.Delivering the latest research findings to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Torgal, Fernando Pacheco
Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering
Dordrecht : Springer,c2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando Pacheco Torgal
ISBN: 9783319092874 3319092871
OCLC Number: 889013048
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 437 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Foreword; Contents; 1 Introduction to Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering; Abstract; 1.1...Sustainable Development Challenges; 1.2...Civil Engineering: The Rebirth of an Obsolete Curriculum Through Biotechnologies and Biomimetics; 1.3...Book Outline; References; 2 Basics of Construction Microbial Biotechnology; Abstract; 2.1...Introduction; 2.2...Microorganisms in Construction Microbial Biotechnology; 2.3...Application of Microbial Biopolymers in Construction Industry and Geotechnical Engineering; 2.4...Construction Bioplastics; 2.5...Biocements and Biogrouts 2.5.1 Calcium- and Urea-Dependent Biocementation2.5.2 Biocementation Based on Production of Carbonates by Heterotrophic Bacteria During Aerobic or Anoxic Oxidation of Organics; 2.5.3 Biogas Production in Situ for Mitigation of Soil Liquefaction; 2.5.4 Calcium- and Magnesium-Based Biocementation; 2.5.5 Calcium-Phosphate Biocementation; 2.5.6 Calcium Bicarbonate Biocementation; 2.5.7 Iron-Based Bioclogging and Biocementation; 2.5.8 Eco-Efficient Biocement; 2.6...Bioremediation and Biodecontamination of Construction Site Through Biocementation; 2.7...Conclusions; References 3 General Aspects of Biomimetic MaterialsAbstract; 3.1...Introduction; 3.2...General Aspects of Biomaterials; 3.2.1 Key Structural Features of Biomaterials; 3.2.2 Synthesis of Biomaterials; 3.3...Development of Biomimetic Materials; 3.3.1 Mechanical Properties; 3.3.2 Optical Properties; 3.3.3 Superhydrophobicity and Self-Cleaning Properties; 3.3.4 Anti-biocolonization Properties; 3.3.5 Adhesive Properties; 3.4...Conclusions; References; 4 Can Biomimicry Be a Useful Tool for Design for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation?; Abstract; 4.1...Introduction: Climate Change and the Built Environment 4.2...Biomimicry and Climate Change4.3...Biomimicry for Mitigating GHG Emissions from the Built Environment; 4.3.1 Biomimicry for Energy Efficiency; 4.3.2 Biomimetic Energy Generation; 4.3.3 Biomimetic Sequestering and Storage of Carbon; 4.4...Biomimetic Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Built Environment; 4.4.1 Responding to Direct Impacts of Climate Change; 4.4.2 Systemic Improvement of the Built Environment; 4.4.2.1 Mimicking How Ecosystems Work: Process Strategies; 4.4.2.2 Mimicking What Ecosystems Do: Ecosystem Functions; 4.5...Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References 5 Bio-inspired Adaptive Building SkinsAbstract; 5.1...Introduction; 5.2...Adopting Bio-inspired Adaptation Principles in Building Envelope Design; 5.2.1 Adaptability; 5.2.2 Multi-ability; 5.2.3 Evolvability; 5.3...Overview and Analysis of Bio-inspired Facades; 5.3.1 Form; 5.3.1.1 Form: Material; 5.3.1.2 Form: Component; 5.3.1.3 Form: Facade; 5.3.1.4 Form: Whole Building; 5.3.2 Function; 5.3.2.1 Function: Material; 5.3.2.2 Function: Component; 5.3.2.3 Function: Façade; 5.3.2.4 Function: Whole Building; 5.4...Design Support Tools; References
Responsibility: Fernando Pacheco Torgal, J.A. Labrincha, M.V. Diamanti, C.-P. Yu, H.K. Lee, editors.
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Putting forward an innovative approach to solving current technological problems faced by human society, this book encompasses a holistic way of perceiving the potential of natural systems. Nature has developed several materials and processes which both maintain an optimal performance and are also totally biodegradable, properties which can be used in civil engineering.Delivering the latest research findings to building industry professionals and other practitioners, as well as containing information useful to the public, 'Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering' serves as an imp.

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