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Coupled reliability model of biodeterioration, chloride ingress and cracking for reinforced concrete structures
Maintaining and operating civil infrastructure systems has been recognized as a critical issue worldwide. Among all possible causes of safety reduction during the structural lifetime, deteriorationExpand
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Techniques applied to the study of microbial impact on building materials
This paper presents various techniques for materials characterisation in relation with the question of microbial impact. Application examples of some of these techniques are described as well as theExpand
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Caracterização microestrutural da escória de aciaria
In Brazil, the steel industry produces about 3 millions ton/year of steel slag. The civil engineering can use this by-product but, in order to do that, it is necessary to know the materialExpand
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Review of composting and anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste and a methodological proposal for a mid-size city
Composting industry is a progressive and innovative industry that has been growing worldwide, especially in the last 20 years. Firstly, in this paper, an overview of fundamentals and processes onExpand
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Importance of allochthonous resources in the diet of Astyanax aff. fasciatus (Osteichthyes: Characidae) in streams: a longitudinal approach
The aim of this investigation was to respond the following question: is the consumption of allochthonous resources by Astyanax aff.fasciatus influenced by the longitudinal gradient in streams? ToExpand
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Effect of the surface treatment on the structural, morphological, magnetic and biological properties of MFe2O4 iron spinels (M = Cu, Ni, Co, Mn and Fe)
Abstract This research proposes to obtain iron spinels MFe2O4, and their hybrids MFe2O4@SiO2 and MFe2O4@SiO2/chitosan (M = Cu, Ni, Co, Mn e Fe) from the surface modification withExpand
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Species with medicinal and mystical-religious uses in São Francisco do Conde, Bahia, Brazil: a contribution to the selection of species for introduction into the local Unified Health System
We investigated the knowledge and practices of local residents in Sao Francisco do Conde, Bahia, regarding the use of medicinal and mystical plants with the aim of proposing strategies for theExpand
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Preparation of composite materials containing iron in a cross-linked resin host based on styrene and divinylbenzene
Iron composite materials based on styrene/divinylbenzene network hosts were produced using aqueous suspension polymerization. The effects of different kinds of porogen agent, toluene,Expand
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Sustainable Use of Resources – Recycling of Sewage Treatment Plant Water in Concrete
Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. Production of portland cement used in concrete produces over 2.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasesExpand
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