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The Resource Biopolymers and biotech admixtures for eco-efficient construction materials, edited by Fernando Pacheco-Torgal, Volodymyr Ivanov, Niranjan Karak and Henk Jonkers

Biopolymers and biotech admixtures for eco-efficient construction materials, edited by Fernando Pacheco-Torgal, Volodymyr Ivanov, Niranjan Karak and Henk Jonkers

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Biopolymers and biotech admixtures for eco-efficient construction materials
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Biopolymers and biotech admixtures for eco-efficient construction materials
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edited by Fernando Pacheco-Torgal, Volodymyr Ivanov, Niranjan Karak and Henk Jonkers
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Since 1930 more than 100,000 new chemical compounds have been developed and insufficient information exists on the health assessment of 95 percent of these chemicals in which a relevant percentage are used in construction products. For instance Portland cement concrete, the most used material on the Planet (10.000 million tons/year that in the next 40 years will increase around 100 %) currently used in around 15% of total concrete production contains chemicals used to modify their properties, either in the fresh or hardened state. Biopolymers are materials that are developed from natural resources. They reduce dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. There is a worldwide demand to replace petroleum-based materials with renewable resources. Currently bio-admixtures represent just a small fraction of the chemical admixtures market (around 20%) but with environmental awareness for constituents in construction materials generally growing (the Construction Products Regulation is being enforced in Europe since 2013), the trend towards bio-admixtures is expected to continue. This book provides an updated state-of-the-art review on biopolymers and their influence and use as admixtures in the development of eco-efficient construction materials
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Woodhead publishing series in civil and structural engineering
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number 63
Biopolymers and biotech admixtures for eco-efficient construction materials, edited by Fernando Pacheco-Torgal, Volodymyr Ivanov, Niranjan Karak and Henk Jonkers
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Biopolymers and biotech admixtures for eco-efficient construction materials, edited by Fernando Pacheco-Torgal, Volodymyr Ivanov, Niranjan Karak and Henk Jonkers
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