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

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 was used to determine the thermal properties of the HSNSs. The thermal conductivity of the HSNSs is quite low at 0.02 W/mK because thermal conductivity is predominantly size-dependent at the nanometer scale. The HSNS NIMs were found to be comparable ...

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Nano insulation materials: synthesis and life cycle assessment

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 properties of hollow silica nanosphere nano insulation materials (HSNS NIMs) were examined to test their potential as superinsulating materials. A thermal constants analyzer measured the thermal conductivity of the NIMs using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that ...

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Insulation materials for the building sector: a review and comparative analysis

When referring to maximizing the energy efficiency of a building, one must first look at the contents of the structure: the make-up of the interior and exterior walls and the contents of the buildings envelope. Generally, when we think of insulation, we think of thermal insulation, which protects us from the blistering, hot days in summer to the dreaded cold days of winter. However, when constructing a building one must ...

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