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Special Issue "Environment-Friendly Construction Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Shaopeng Wu

State Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials for Architectures, Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China
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Interests: inorganic nonmetallic materials; bituminous materials and asphalt pavement; recycling asphalt materials; self-healing asphalt
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Inge Hoff

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
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Interests: materials for transport infrastructure; environmental impact of pavement materials
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Serji Amirkhanian

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
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Interests: construction materials; recycling issues and polymers; rubber tire recycling
Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yue Xiao

State Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials for Architectures, Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China
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Interests: road and pavement materials; pavement design; asphalt pavement surfacing; asphalt pavement maintenance

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 1st International Conference on Sustainable Mega Infrastructures (SMI 2018) and the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials: Design, Performance and Application (SCM2018) will be held in Hohehot City, Inner Mongolia, China, on 10-11 August 2018. This conference is sponsored by the Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Alabama.

The SCM conferences have been a successful and a longstanding event since 2010, which bring together academic researchers and civil engineers from the world to promote technological achievement in sustainable construction materials. SMI2018 and SCM2018 will once again provide a unique opportunity to discuss the strategies and challenges related to the planning, execution and use of mega infrastructures, as well as sustainable construction materials. The scope of SMI2018 and SCM2018 will include, but is not limited to, cementitious paving materials, bituminous paving materials, recycled materials, waste materials, and so on.

The SMI2018 and SCM2018 will prepare diverse programs, including a plenary/keynote sessions, oral/poster sessions, exhibitions, and social events. This Special Issue was proposed based on the productive abstract submissions. Participants at SMI2018 and SCM2018 are highly encouraged to submit papers in this Special Issue for possible publication in Materials. Authors who would not attend the SMI2018 and SCM2018 conference are also warmly invited to submit a paper for this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Shaopeng Wu
Prof. Dr. Inge Hoff
Prof. Dr. Serji Amirkhanian
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yue Xiao
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Social and economic aspects of mega projects
  • Asphalt-based & cement-based mixtures
  • Pavement engineering
  • Environmental impact
  • Sustainable materials
  • Planning process
  • Digitalization of mega infrastructures
  • Pavement maintenance

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Open AccessArticle Microfluidic Synthesis of Ca-Alginate Microcapsules for Self-Healing of Bituminous Binder
Materials 2018, 11(4), 630; doi:10.3390/ma11040630
Received: 11 April 2018 / Revised: 16 April 2018 / Accepted: 17 April 2018 / Published: 19 April 2018
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Abstract
This work aims to develop an original alginate micro-emulsion combining with droplets microfluidic method to produce multinuclear Ca-alginate microcapsules containing rejuvenator for the self-healing of bituminous binder. The sizes of the Ca-alginate microcapsules could be easily controlled by tuning flow rates of the
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This work aims to develop an original alginate micro-emulsion combining with droplets microfluidic method to produce multinuclear Ca-alginate microcapsules containing rejuvenator for the self-healing of bituminous binder. The sizes of the Ca-alginate microcapsules could be easily controlled by tuning flow rates of the continuous and dispersed phases. The addition of a surfactant Tween80 not only improved the stability of the emulsion, but it also effectively reduced the size of the microcapsules. Size predictive mathematical model of the microcapsules was proposed through the analysis of fluid force. Optical microscope and remote Fourier infrared test confirmed the multinuclear structure of Ca-alginate microcapsules. Thermogravimetric analysis showed that the microcapsules coated with nearly 40% rejuvenator and they remained intact during the preparation of bitumen specimen at 135 °C. Micro self-healing process of bituminous binder with multinuclear Ca-alginate microcapsules containing rejuvenator was monitored and showed enhanced self-healing performance. Tensile stress-recovery test revealed that the recovery rate increased by 32.08% (in the case of 5% microcapsules), which meant that the Ca-alginate microcapsules containing rejuvenator could effectively enhance the self-healing property of bituminous binder. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environment-Friendly Construction Materials)
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