Special Issue "Self-Healing, Recyclable, and Degradable Fire-Retardant Coatings for Green Buildings and Engineering Constructions"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2023) | Viewed by 1365
Interests: green buildings and transport constructions roads; construction engineering; civil engineering materials; building materials; civil engineering highway engineering
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Contextual design is a user-centred, step-by-step design process for collecting field data to design products with technical components. Contextual design has been adapted for usability evaluation and for contextual application design of green buildings and civil engineering structures (tunnels, noise barriers, etc.).
Undoubtedly, "Self-Healing, Recyclable, and Degradable Fire-Retardant Coatings" are an essential part of individual structures’ components in sustainable green buildings and engineering constructions. They play an important role as flame retarders, which can act as catalysts whose concentration can be changed to achieve chemical equilibrium. Although they are fire-retardant coatings, they cannot change the intensity of the thermal flux, the oxygen deficiency, or excess oxygen, resulting in changes in burning manifestation and conditions. They may, however, modify or influence the fuel formation process and its ignitability. Application of fire-retardant gelatin-based biogel coatings has been proven to be highly efficient in improving the fire retardancy of structural materials during combustion. This Special Issue aims to promote the application of innovative types of surfacing, acoustic elements of noise barriers, and other components in the field of road engineering.
Prof. Dr. Martin Decký
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