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Multifunctional cork – alkali-activated fly ash composites: a sustainable material to enhance buildings’ energy and acoustic performance

Author
Novais, R.; Carvalheiras, J.; Senff, L.; Lacasta, A.M; Rodriguez Cantalapiedra, I.; Giró-Paloma, J.; Seabra, M.; Labrincha , J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Energy and buildings
Date of publication
2020-03-01
Volume
210
First page
109739-1
Last page
109739-12
DOI
10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109739
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/180828 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378778819328531 Open in new window
Abstract
This work evaluates, for the first time, the possibility of producing multifunctional alkali-activated composites combining ultra-low density, low thermal conductivity, high acoustic absorption, and good moisture buffering capacity. The composites were prepared using cork as a lightweight aggregate. This novel material might promote energy savings and tackle the CO2 emissions of the building sector, while simultaneously improve the comfort for inhabitants (e.g. humidity levels regulation and sou...
Citation
Novais, R. [et al.]. Multifunctional cork – alkali-activated fly ash composites: a sustainable material to enhance buildings’ energy and acoustic performance. "Energy and buildings", 1 Març 2020, vol. 210, p. 109739-1-109739-12.
Keywords
Alkali activation, Composite, Cork, Moisture buffer value, Thermal and acoustic insulation
Group of research
GICITED - Interdisciplinary Group on Building Scienceand and Technology

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