Microwave-Assisted Concrete Technology: Production, Demolition and Recycling

K.C. Gary Ong, Ali Akbarnezhad

July 1, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 264 Pages - 158 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138748897 - CAT# K32696

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Features

  • Covers the issues involved in microwave heating of concrete
  • Addresses the needs of the concrete industry
  • Focuses on the response of concrete to microwaves, not just on the behavior of the microwaves themselves
  • Demonstrates the greater sustainability of microwave heating in contrast to more established methods
  • Summary

    Microwave Technology: A Powerful Technique

    The first book to combine microwave-assisted heating technology and concrete technology (covering production, demolition, and recycling), Microwave-Assisted Concrete Technology: Production, Demolition and Recycling explains the underlying concepts and fundamentals involved in the microwave-assisted heating of concrete. While most books on microwave heating focus on the behavior of microwaves, this text centers on the response of materials subjected to microwaves, and specifically concentrates on materials used in the concrete industry. A ready reference for the design of microwave-based equipment, the book describes how microwave-assisted heating technology may be harnessed in the production, demolition, and recycling of concrete. It covers microwave-assisted applications, the design concepts of microwave heating systems (generators and applicators) used in microwave-assisted concrete-processing methods, and process control techniques used to monitor the condition of concrete during the heating process.

    Learn How to use the Microwave-Assisted Heating Process for Industry

    The book is written from the perspective of modern practitioners in the construction industry, and addresses the technological, scientific, and environmental issues involved in replacing conventional approaches with microwave heating. The authors categorize the applications of microwave heating in concrete technology into three areas: microwave-assisted accelerated curing of concrete, microwave-assisted selective demolition and drilling of concrete, and the microwave-assisted recycling of concrete. They discuss sustainability and the environmental impact of incorporating sustainable concrete production, demolition, and recycling using microwave-assisted heating technologies, and environmentally friendly microwave heating applications.

    This text covers:

    • The basics of concrete-microwave field interactions
    • Microwave-assisted concrete technologies for use in the production, demolition, and recycling of concrete as well as the control mechanisms required to ensure the efficiency of these methods
    • The design of microwave heating applicators

    Microwave-Assisted Concrete Technology: Production, Demolition and Recycling does not require a familiarity with electromagnetism science and can be easily understood by civil engineers as well as by readers with little or no engineering background.

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