Search Results for: thermal insulation

Total Papers Found: 92

Cellulose Nanocrystals reduce cold damage to reproductive buds in fruit crops

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Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) are renewable nano-biomaterials that may be suitable for reducing cold damage in fruit buds to their low thermal conductivity. This study was conducted to evaluate the potential ...

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Monodisperse Hollow Silica Nanospheres for Nano Insulation Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Life Cycle Assessment

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This article reported on the synthesis, characterization, life cycle assessment (LCA) of nano insulation materials (NIMs) that are made of hollow silica nanospheres (HSNSs). The transient plane source (TPS) technique ...

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Fabrication and characterization of nanostructured La2Zr2O7 fibers

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This article explored the various characteristics of nanostructured pyrochlore La2Zr2O7 fibers. The thermal properties were measured using the transient plane source (TPS) ...

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Recylced natural wastes in metakaolin based porous geopolymers for insulating applications

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This article aims at assessing the impact of rice husk ash and volcanic ashes on the processing of porous inorganic polymers. The addition of volcanic ash or rice husk ash ...

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Biobased foams from condensed tannin extracts from Norway spruce (Picea abies) bark

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Research found tannins have been successful as monomers to produce organic foams with superior properties for thermal insulation. Norway spruce (Picea abies) tannins were extracted and used to prepare tannin/...

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Vacuum insulation panel core materials and modelling the thermal conductivity of granular materials

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Vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) are highly insulative materials that have industrial applications. This study aimed to replace glass fibers (GF) and fumed silica (FS) in VIPs with diatomaceous earth (DE) ...

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Mechanical and thermal performance of concrete and mortar cellular materials containing plastic waste

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The expanding production of polymeric materials is causing plastic waste to become a growing concern. This study aimed to fabricate cement and mortar composites that contained plastic in an attempt ...

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Nano insulation materials: synthesis and life cycle assessment

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Buildings are responsible for a large portion of the world’s energy use, so there is a high global demand for cost-efficient thermal insulating materials. In this paper, the thermal ...

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Tannin-based monoliths from emulsion-templating

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Porous monoliths, often referred to as polymerised High Internal Phase Emulsions (polyHIPEs), are materials made of polymers that have applications ranging from chemical engineering to biomedicine. In this paper, a ...

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Preparation and thermal performance of paraffin/Nano-SiO2 nanocomposite for passive thermal protection of electronic devices

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Controlling the temperature of electronics under harsh conditions is important for vehicular, aerospace, and other industrial applications. Phase change materials (PCMs), such as paraffin, use latent thermal energy storage (LTES) ...

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