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Title: Nanotechnology: exciting facilitator or worrying innovation?
Authors: Gibb, Alistair G.F.
Goodier, Chris I.
Keywords: Nanotechnology
Health and safety
Cement
Concrete
Micro silica
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Institute of Concrete Technology
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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: This conference paper is closed access.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17496
Publisher Link: http://ict.concrete.org.uk./
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