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Lightweight alkali-activated materials and ordinary Portland cement composites using recycled polyvinyl chloride and waste glass aggregates to fully replace natural sand
Abstract: Polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC) and glass waste have proven to be significant environmental concerns considering their restricted reuse and complicated recycling procedures. Glass and PVC...
Reusing of Oil Industry Waste as Secondary Material in Clay Bricks
Abstract: In this study, various oil industrial wastes such as spent filtration earth (SFE), spent bleaching earth (SBE), sludge from oil refining industry (SOI) or sludge from pomace oil extraction...
Biochar-red clay composites for energy efficiency as eco-friendly building materials- Thermal and mechanical performance
Abstract: Biochar and red clay were used to develop eco-friendly building materials with improved thermal and mechanical performance. Rice husk, coconut shell, and bamboo were prepared by thermally...
Enhanced solar/electric-to-thermal energy conversion capability of double skeleton based shape-stabilized phase change materials
Abstract: In this work, we developed a type of shape-stabilized phase change materials (SSPCMs) based on carbonized melamine foam/graphene aerogel (CMGA) as a supporting material and polyethylene...
Multi-scale analysis on thermal properties of cement-based materials containing micro-encapsulated phase change materials
Abstract: The incorporation of phase change materials (PCMs) in building envelopes for passive thermal storage can enhance the thermal mass effect and thereby reduce energy consumption. In this...
Reduced Graphene Oxide Composite Nanowood for Solar-Driven Interfacial Evaporation and Electricity Generation
Abstract: Solar-driven interfacial evaporation (SDIE) is considered one of the most promising technological approaches to solve the freshwater shortages. Based on renewable wood, we fabricated the...
Shape-stabilized phase change material for thermal energy storage: Sr+2 doped BaCO3 matrix incorporating polyethylene glycol
Abstract: An Sr2+-doped BaCO3 matrix incorporating polyethylene glycol (PEG-6000) was developed using a simple impregnation process to build a shape-stabilized functional phase transition composite...
Insulative wood materials templated by wet foams
Abstract: Insulative materials are lightweight structures that prevent heat transfer. Plastic foams and vitreous wools are the main materials currently used for insulation in construction, although...
Influence of firing temperature on the ceramic properties of illite-chlorite-calcitic clays
Abstract: The influence of firing temperature on the ceramic properties of illite-chlorite-calcitic clays has been investigated. Three samples of the same clay deposit have been selected. Weight...