Development of a new building material with the function of air humidity control

Summary

In order to control humidity in airtight Japanese houses, a  new type of plaster has been developed based on portlandite and sepiolite raw materials. Sheets of different raw material ratio were prepared and their water vapour absorption/desorption characteristics examined so as to evaluate their self-control of humidity. The results indicated that the water vapour absorption was greater for the sheet containing mostly sepiolite. In this case, the absorption/desorption site was more mesoporous and microporous than macroporous. The influence of carbonation was also investigated. 11 refs.

Primary author(s): Nishigaki Y; Suzuki K

                            Gifu,Prefectural Industrial Products Res.Inst.; Nagoya,Nat.Inst.of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology

Source: Science for New Technology of Silicate Ceramics.

            Florence,14-18 July 2002,p.247-254

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