Smart Textile Coatings and Laminates

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Author: William C Smith

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081024290

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 290

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Smart Textile Coatings and Laminates, Second Edition, reviews a variety of topics regarding textile coatings and laminates to provide a stimulus for developing new and improved textile products. It addresses coating and laminating processes and techniques and base fabrics and their interaction in coated fabrics. Other sections discuss the different types of smart and intelligent coatings and laminates, including microencapsulation technology, conductive coatings, breathable coatings, phase change materials and their applications in textiles. Many new chapters have been added in this updated edition, including the medical applications of smart coatings, responsive coatings, and the integration of electronics into textiles. With its highly distinguished editor and array of international contributors, this book is a valuable reference for chemists, textile technologists, fiber scientists, textile engineers, and more. Presents the state-of-the-art in smart coatings for fibers, fabrics and polymers, providing fundamental knowledge and stimulus for further research and development Includes a new range of application areas, including responsive coatings, smart coatings for medical applications, and the integration of electronics into textiles through coating technology Provides practical guidance for coating and laminating processes and techniques, with a particular focus on the impact of nanotechnology on intelligent coatings

Concise Concepts of Nanoscience and Nanomaterials

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Author: N. Kumar,S. Kumbhat

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 938817206X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 342

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This book provides a basic understanding of the emerging multidisciplinary area of nanoscience and nanomaterials being offered as core subjects both in basic sciences and engineering disciplines at graduate and postgraduate levels. The subject matter of the book is designed to generate a clear understanding on various aspects of nanoscience from fundamentals to technological applications along with the exhaustive account of nanomaterials classified in a very appropriate manner. Book includes a balanced view on the physics to understand the origin of unique properties of nanomaterials and well tested synthetic techniques including simple chemical and physical routes illustrated with examples. Special emphasis is given on the characterization techniques for nanomaterials in terms of spectroscopy, scattering phenomena and microscopy including their principle, methodology and data interpretation illustrated with examples. I order to drive on the significance of nanoscience and nanomaterials; impact of nanotechnology in diverse area such as health care, environment protection, agriculture, energy, security has been dealt separately. The historical perspective as well existence of nanomaterials in nature both in living and nonliving species has also been discussed in the beginning. It is hoped that the book will prove to be student centric at all levels, from different disciplines to understand the revolutionary as well as evolutionary field of nanoscience. Further, book will also be a valuable resource for professionals, researchers and others interested to gain understanding of the principles of nanoscience and benefits of nanomaterials in developing newer technology.

Expanding Boundaries: Systems Thinking in the Built Environment

Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Regional Conference Zurich 2016

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Author: Guillaume Habert,Arno Schlueter

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 372813774X

Category:

Page: 760

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Consuming over 40% of total primary energy, the built environment is in the centre of worldwide strategies and measures towards a more sustainable future. To provide resilient solutions, a simple optimisation of individual technologies will not be sufficient. In contrast, whole system thinking reveals and exploits connections between parts. Each system interacts with others on different scales (materials, components, buildings, cities) and domains (ecology, economy and social). Whole-system designers optimize the performance of such systems by understanding interconnections and identifying synergies. The more complete the design integration, the better the result. In this book, the reader will find the proceedings of the 2016 Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Regional Conference in Zurich. Papers have been written by academics and practitioners from all continents to bring forth the latest understanding on systems thinking in the built environment.

Design of Advanced Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications

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Author: Juan M. Coronado,Fernando Fresno,María D. Hernández-Alonso,Raquel Portela

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447150619

Category: Science

Page: 348

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Research for the development of more efficient photocatalysts has experienced an almost exponential growth since its popularization in early 1970’s. Despite the advantages of the widely used TiO2, the yield of the conversion of sun power into chemical energy that can be achieved with this material is limited prompting the research and development of a number of structural, morphological and chemical modifications of TiO2 , as well as a number of novel photocatalysts with very different composition. Design of Advanced Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications provides a systematic account of the current understanding of the relationships between the physicochemical properties of the catalysts and photoactivity. The already long list of photocatalysts phases and their modifications is increasing day by day. By approaching this field from a material sciences angle, an integrated view allows readers to consider the diversity of photocatalysts globally and in connection with other technologies. Design of Advanced Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications provides a valuable road-map, outlining the common principles lying behind the diversity of materials, but also delimiting the imprecise border between the contrasted results and the most speculative studies. This broad approach makes it ideal for specialist but also for engineers, researchers and students in related fields.

Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion

Titanium Dioxide

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Author: Janusz Nowotny

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439848394

Category: Science

Page: 424

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Oxide semiconductors, including titanium dioxide (TiO2), are increasingly being considered as replacements for silicon in the development of the next generation of solar cells. Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion: Titanium Dioxide presents the basic properties of binary metal oxide semiconductors and the performance-related properties of TiO2 as they relate to solar energy. The book provides a general background on oxide semiconductors based on binary oxides and their solid solutions, including electronic and ionic conductors. It covers several aspects of solid-state electrochemistry of oxides, such as defect chemistry, and defect-related properties, such as electrical properties, diffusion, segregation, and reactivity. The author also takes a pioneering approach in considering bulk versus surface semiconducting properties, showing how they are different due to the effect of segregation. One of the first on semiconducting, photocatalytic, and photoelectrochemical properties of TiO2 and its solid solutions with donor- and acceptor-type ions, the book discusses defect chemistry of TiO2 in terms of defect equilibria and defect-related properties, including electrical properties, self and chemical diffusion, surface properties, segregation, and reactivity and photoreactivity with oxygen, water, and microbial agents. The text also illustrates the use of TiO2 as an emerging material for solar energy conversion systems, including the generation of hydrogen fuel by photoelectrochemical water splitting, the photocatalytic purification of water, and the generation of photovoltaic electricity. In addition, it presents defect disorder diagrams for the formation of TiO2-based semiconductors with controlled properties. Encompassing the areas of solid-state science, surface chemistry, and photocatalysis, this book reflects the increasing awareness of the importance of structural imperfections, such as point defects, in understanding the properties of metal oxides, specifically TiO2-based semiconductors.

Nanotechnology: Environmental aspects

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Author: Dr. Günter Schmid,Harald Krug

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527317356

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 317

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This cutting-edge reference addresses the impact nanotechnology has on the environment. From risks to benefits covered by leading professionals in the field and aimed at a multitude of skill levels and disciplines. The entire reference set of 9 volumes provides an excellent, in-depth overview of everything you need to know about nanotechnology and nanoscience with each volume dedicated to a specific topic which is covered in detail by experts from that particular field.

4th ICCG

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Glass coatings

Page: 753

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Aerobiological Engineering Handbook : Airborne Disease and Control Technologies

Airborne Disease and Control Technologies

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Author: Wladyslaw Kowalski

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071402454

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 900

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Solve any building air quality problem A complete reference for the design of air filtration systems and HVAC systems used in homes, schools, hospitals, laboratories, or animal facilities, this book offers complete descriptions of each of the major technologies currently used for air disinfection. Each subject, chemical or microbial, is treated in sufficient detail to allow the design of these components to solve specific building air quality problems. Design solutions for control of gases and odors Recommended technologies and methods to combat biological terrorist weapons in HVAC systems Diagnosis of air quality problems Complete airborne pathogen database for the identification of infection risk

Proceedings

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Author: Avelino Corma,Joe W. Hightower,International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry,Catalysis Society of North America

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalysis

Page: N.A

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Book of abstracts

2000 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Pacifichem 2000 : Honolulu, Hawaii, December 14-19, 2000

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Author: American Chemical Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chemistry

Page: N.A

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12th International Congress on Catalysis

Proceedings of the 12th ICC, Granada, Spain, July 9-14, 2000

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Author: Avelino Corma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalysis

Page: 3948

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The twelfth Congress on Catalysis was held in Granada (Spain) under the auspices of the International Association of Catalysis Societies and the Spanish Society of Catalysis. These four-volume Proceedings are the expression of the Scientific Sessions which constituted the main body of the Congress. They include 5 plenary lectures, 1 award lecture, 8 keynote lectures, 124 oral presentations and 495 posters. The oral and poster contributions have been selected on the basis of the reports of at least two international reviewers, according to standards comparable to those used for specialised journals.

Nanomaterialien

in Architektur, Innenarchitektur und Design

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Author: Sylvia Leydecker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3764382295

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Nanotechnologie gilt als eine der Schlüsseltechnologien des 21. Jahrhunderts mit stark wachsender wirtschaftlicher Bedeutung. In Architektur und Bauwesen liegen ihre heute nutzbaren Potenziale besonders in der Beschichtung von Oberflächen, die diesen funktionale Eigenschaften wie erhöhte Bruchfestigkeit, Fähigkeit zur Selbstreinigung, Feuerresistenz etc. verleiht. Auf Nanomaterialien basierende Zusatzstoffe machen gängige Materialien leichter, durchlässiger oder verschleißfester. Nicht nur für Fassaden und Dächer sind Nanomaterialien von großem Interesse, sondern sie bereichern auch die Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten von Innen- und Außenräumen. Nano-Dämmmaterialien eröffnen ökologisch ausgerichteten Architekten neue Potenziale. Architekten, Innenarchitekten und Designer finden in diesem Buch eine auf ihre Belange zugeschnittene Einführung in den naturwissenschaftlichen Hintergrund, eine kritische Diskussion der Vorzüge und Grenzen dieser Technologie und vor allem eine umfassende, mit zahlreichen internationalen Projektbeispielen belegte Darstellung von 16 bau- und designrelevanten Eigenschaften und Funktionen von Nanomaterialien. Nobelpreisträger Harold Kroto trug ein Vorwort bei. Dipl.-Ing. Innenarchitektin BDIA Sylvia Leydecker ist praktizierende Innenarchitektin mit dem eigenen Büro "100% interior" in Köln. Sie vertritt den BDIA in der Architektenkammer NRW, ist Dozentin bei mehreren Architektenkammer-Akademien, Mitglied im Kompetenzzentrum Nanotechnologie CC-NanoChem und im Institute of Nantechnology IoN, Schottland. Zahlreiche Vorträge und Zeitschriftenpublikationen über das Thema Nanotechnologie in Architektur, Innenarchitektur und Design.

Nano Materials

in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design

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Author: Sylvia Leydecker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3764383216

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Nanotechnology is widely regarded as one of the twenty-first century’s key technologies, and its economic importance is sharply on the rise. In architecture and the construction industry it has potentials that are already usable today, especially the coating of surfaces to lend them functional characteristics such as increased tensile strength, self-cleaning capacity, fire resistance, and others. Additives based on nanomaterials make common materials lighter, more permeable, and more resistant to wear. Nanomaterials are not only extremely useful for roofs and facades; they also expand design possibilities for interior and exterior rooms and spaces. Nano–insulating materials open up new possibilities for ecologically oriented architects. In this book, with a foreword by nobel prize winner Harold Kroto, architects, interior designers and designers will find an introduction to the scientific background specifically tailored to their needs, a critical discussion of the advantages and limits of the technology, and above all a comprehensive presentation of sixteen characteristics and functions of nanomaterials that are specially relevant for building and design, illustrated by numerous international project examples. Dipl.-Ing. interior designer BDIA Sylvia Leydecker is a practicing interior designer with her own firm in Cologne, 100% Interior. She represents the BDIA (Bund Deutscher Innenarchitekten, or Union of German Interior Architects/Designers) on the Architektenkammer Nordrhein-Westfalen (Chamber of Architects of North Rhine-Westphalia), serves as an instructor for a number of Architektenkammer academies, and is a member of the Kompetenzzentrum Nanotechnologie CC-NanoChem (Competence Center for Chemical Nanotechnology, or CC-NanoChem) and the Institute of Nanotechnology, or IoN, in Scotland. Numerous lectures and journal publications on the subject of nanotechnology in architecture, interior design, and design.