261 Achieving Sustainable Buildings through Chemical Engineering: Composites

Tuesday, November 10, 2015: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
257A (Salt Palace Convention Center)

The general movement towards developing buildings that are intrinsically linked to their local communities and attempt to minimize the negative impacts via novel design and operation is termed ‘sustainable’ or ‘green’ building design. One of the Grand Challenges for Engineering identified by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) addresses this movement and is known as the challenge to: Restore and Improve Urban Infrastructure. According to NAE, advanced design and innovative materials can improve holistic aspects (transportation, energy, water, and waste systems) of urban environments contributing to their sustainability. Systems perspectives (e.g. life cycle approaches) and the technologies that are applied to achieve this challenge are fundamental concepts found in the curriculum and practice of Chemical Engineering. However, the collection and organization of chemical engineers that work in the niche of the built environment can be highly focused (e.g. production of a particular material) and requires a forum to promote communication and collaboration. This session focuses on investigation of sustainable building research, development, applications, and promotion of an ultimate Building Science Community. In the past, presentations have been complimented by a moderated discussion among audience members and speakers. Going forward, a central technical theme will be coordinated with other priming areas. Often sustainable built environment and community experts are invited, but the session needs participation from market leaders desiring advanced building technologies. Priority will be given to innovative and high impact research. This years target theme is COMPOSITES.

Composites (08F)
Theresa Weston Email: theresa.a.weston@usa.dupont.com
Bhima Sastri Email: bhima.sastri@hq.doe.gov
Holly A. Stretz Email: HStretz@tntech.edu

8:30 AM

8:55 AM
(261b) Use of MULTI-Wall Carbon Nanotubes in Cement-Based Materials for the REAL-Time Monitoring of SMART Structures
Stephanos F. Nitodas, Stavros K. Kourkoulis, Zoi Metaxa, Nikolaos D. Alexopoulos, Spyridoula Boutsioukou and Paraskevi Mimigianni

9:20 AM
(261c) Stimuli Responsive Elastomer Based Hybrids with Tunable Multi-Functionality
Songshan Zeng, Wenhan Huang, Helen Nguon, Andrew Smith and Luyi Sun

9:45 AM
(261d) Porous Ceramic Foams By Emulsified Alumina Powder Suspensions in Water
Jesus G. Perez, Oscar Alberto Alvarez, Jairo A. Escobar and Juan C. Nino

10:10 AM
(261e) Thermal Stability and Flame Retardant Polypropylene Nanocomposites
Qingliang He, Xingru Yan, Jiang Guo and Zhanhu Guo
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