Construcción

Construcción

Stable salt hydrate-based thermal energy storage materials
15/03/2022 - Heating and cooling systems in building infrastructure utilize conventional materials that account for a considerable amount of energy usage and waste. Phase change material (PCM) is considered a...
Mechanical properties of concrete composites with auxetic single and layered honeycomb structures
07/03/2022 - Auxetic materials exhibit desirable mechanical properties, e.g., fracture resistance, shear resistance and energy dissipation due to their unique deformation characteristics. Honeycomb sandwich...
Experimental investigation on the behavior of the steel–concrete composite frames with uplift-restricted and slip-permitted screw-type (URSP-S) connectors
- The uplift-restricted and slip-permitted screw-type (URSP-S) connector is proved be very useful to improve the crack resistance of the concrete decks in the negative bending moment areas in...
Applying Nanoemulsions to the Food Sector
13/01/2022 - Nanoemulsions are a relatively new technology that has found significant use for delivering functional chemicals such as micronutrients, flavorings, bioactive molecules, and antimicrobial agents into...
Material demand, and environmental and climate implications of Australia's building stock: Current status and outlook to 2060
01/05/2022 - The construction and maintenance of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings are associated with a significant environmental footprint. Resource efficiency and innovation in the built...
Architecting of an aptasensor for the staphylococcus aureus analysis by modification of the screen-printed carbon electrode with aptamer/Ag–Cs-Gr QDs/NTiO2
- Given the many issues bacterial infections cause to humans and the necessity for their detection, in this work we developed a robust aptasensor for prompt, ultrasensitive, and selective analysis of...
Recycling of synthetic waste wig fiber in the production of cement-adobe for building envelope: physio-hydric properties
16/01/2022 - Waste wigs are often disposed off in their volume on landfills, thus constituting a nuisance to the environment. Recycling these wigs in masonry bricks is a way via which they can be recycled and...
Flame retardant treatment of jute fabric with chitosan and sodium alginate
01/02/2022 - Jute is a low-cost lignocellulosic fiber, and can be applied as upholstery fabrics and composites in automotive, transport and architecture industries. Such applications have flame retardant...
The local electric field effect of onion-like carbon nanoparticles for improved laser desorption/ionization efficiency of saccharides
- It is still a challenge to improve ionization efficiency of saccharides in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Herein, the highly curved...
Ecosystem Benefits Provision of Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Chinese Sponge Cities
- The Sponge City Development (SCD) concept was initiated in 2012 to address severe urban flooding and water quality challenges in China. Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) such as rain gardens...
Carrageenans for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications: A review
- Biomaterials are considered a substantial building block for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and drug delivery. Despite using both organic and inorganic biomaterials in these fields,...
Comparison of online and offline deep reinforcement learning with model predictive control for thermal energy management
- This paper proposes a comparison between an online and offline Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL) formulation with a Model Predictive Control (MPC) architecture for energy management of a...
Towards optimal HVAC control in non-stationary building environments combining active change detection and deep reinforcement learning
- Energy consumption for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) has increased significantly and accounted for a large proportion of building energy growth. Advanced control strategies are...
Performance study of foam ceramics prepared by direct foaming method using red mud and K-feldspar washed waste
- In this study, foam ceramics were prepared via a direct foaming method at high temperatures (1080–1120 °C), using red mud (RM) and K-feldspar washed waste (KFW) as the raw materials and SiC as...
Novel synthesis methods and applications of MXene-based nanomaterials (MBNs) for hazardous pollutants degradation: Future perspectives
- MXenes are a quickly growing and extended group of two-dimensional (2D) substances that have earned unbelievable analysis credits for various application areas within different manufacturing areas....
The COVID-19 impact on air condition usage: a shift towards residential energy saving
10/01/2022 - The enforcement of the Movement Control Order to curtail the spread of COVID-19 has affected home energy consumption, especially HVAC systems. Occupancy detection and estimation have been...
A survey on heavy metal concentrations in residential neighborhoods: The influence of secondary water supply systems
- Water quality deterioration often occurs in secondary water supply systems (SWSSs), and increased heavy metal concentrations can be a serious problem. In this survey, twelve residential...