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Nanotechnology: exciting facilitator or worrying innovation?

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conference contribution
posted on 14.05.2015 by Alistair Gibb, Chris Goodier
Nanotechnology is an important feature of concrete technology and innovation in the 21st century. Nanoparticles are enabling concrete technologists to make significant steps forward in terms of concrete performance. However, there is some evidence suggesting health concerns from nanoparticles. Much of this has focussed on the manufacturing processes but there remains a potential health risk for construction in the bioavailability of nanoparticles through working of the products during installation, maintenance and in particular demolition. This paper introduces some new research funded by IOSH to investigate this issue.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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42nd Institute of Concrete Technology, Convention/Symposium,

Volume

1

Issue

1

Pages

34 - 40

Citation

GIBB, A.G.F. and GOODIER, C.I., 2014. Nanotechnology: exciting facilitator or worrying innovation? Presented at: 42nd Institute of Concrete Technology Convention/Symposium, The Changing Future of Cement and Concrete: Threat or Opportunity? 27th March 2014, Loughborough University.

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Institute of Concrete Technology

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

This is a conference paper.

Language

en

Location

Loughborough

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