Nanotechnology in civil engineering - A review

Sivakumar Naganathan, Charan Singh Jasbir Singh, Yim Wil Shen, Peng Eng Kiat, Sivadass Thiruchelvam

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Abstract

Nanotechnology can be used for design and construction processes in many areas since nanotechnology generated products have many unique characteristics. These characteristics can significantly fix current construction problems, and may change the requirement and organization of the construction process. This paper reviews the basic concept of nanotechnology, different types of nanomaterial and their manufacturing process as well as the applications of nanotechnology in different fields such as concrete, pavement engineering, construction materials. Use of nanotechnology is found to offer high performing and efficient materials. Specific application areas include water and waste water treatment, construction materials etc. The use of nanotechnology in civil engineering is still in infancy stage. The production methods, pollutions caused to human health, manufacturing difficulties, performance are the issues to be addressed in order to use the nanotechnology in civil engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Technologies and Sustainable Development in Construction
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages151-154
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783038350828
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2014
Event3rd International Conference on Green Buildings Technologies and Materials, GBTM 2013 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 21 Dec 201322 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume935
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Green Buildings Technologies and Materials, GBTM 2013
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period21/12/1322/12/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Naganathan, S., Singh, C. S. J., Shen, Y. W., Kiat, P. E., & Thiruchelvam, S. (2014). Nanotechnology in civil engineering - A review. In Green Technologies and Sustainable Development in Construction (pp. 151-154). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 935). Trans Tech Publications. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.935.151