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Author(s): Soares, A., Flores-Colen, I. and Brito, J.
Paper category: Conference
Book title: XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components - XIII DBMC
Editor(s): Marco Quattrone, Vanderley M. John
Print ISBN: none
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-149-0
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 483-490
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

Abstract: The increasing market competition and consumers demand, associated with environmental concerns, has led to the creation of mortar formulations that increasingly differ from traditional ones in order to improve their performance and reduce their environmental impact. To fulfil this goal, the incorporation of new materials in mortar formulations has been studied by several authors.

With the development of nanotechnology, some of the properties of cementitious materials can be significantly improved through the study and modification of their structure or by adding nanoparticles or nanostructures materials.

However, due to the high cost currently associated with the use of nanotechnology and nanoparticles, their application in renders has been limited but should be investigated in order to optimize materials and procedures, minimizing production costs and maintaining the most important technical and environmental features of these materials.

This paper presents a literature review of studies on the application of nanomaterilas in renders, discussing their potential in improving different properties of the mortars and the advantages and drawbacks of the incorporation of each material in mortar taking into account a balance of the technical, economic and environmental aspects from a holistic performance’s point of a view.

Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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