Chemical Sciences, Material Sciences


Process Know-how for Manufacturing of Silica Nano Particles (SNPs)


Chemical Sciences, Material Sciences

Focus Area:

Manufacturing of Silica Nano Particles

Social Benefits:

This is an improved, cost-effective and facile process for the preparation of silica nanoparticles for use in cement based materials.

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CBRI), Chandigarh

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Development

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Brief Description

Description :

Nanotechnology in construction sector is gaining widespread attentionas it provides a suitable alternative to fulfil the present need of sustainable construction without compromising the strength and cost of the concrete. Applications of silica nanoparticles (SNPs) in cementitious system results in three major advantages i.e. (1) Higher early stage strength, yielding to speedy construction; (2) Improvement in microstructure leading to higher performance against environmental constituents and (3) Modification in C-S-H structure, thereby exhibiting to enhanced durability.

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