The cold bonding technology has been developed as an altermative way of producing lightweight ag-gregates with little environmental impact and minimum energy consumption. The sprayed alkaline aactivator, a combination of sodium silicate and NaOH, was used as the wetting agent and as a coag-ulant. Produced lightweight aggregates were used in high performance concrete, self consolidating concrete. Fresh lightweight concrete showed excellent flow-ability without bleeding or segregation.
The research in the quality improvement of reclaimed water for buildings includes (1) a combined system of photocatalytic treatment of rainwater, (2) innovative photocatalysts, and (3) a large scale photocatalytic reactor system for cleaning. The effectiveness of treatment can be monitored by an in-novative biosensor.
An alternative in-situ (trans)esterification process was developed to produce biodiesel from JCL seed kernel with high FAME yield. The process can be poerated under less severe con ditions and can tolerate the presence of moisture up to 10% and FFA up to 5% in the seed kernel.
Chao-Lung Hwang / Ta-Peng Chang / Chin-Yang Yu / Young Ku / Hsiu-Mei Chen / Jhy-Chem Liu
Yao-Hsuan Tseng / Yi-Hsu Ju
- Participation in the EU FP7 Project, SUS-CON,2012-2015,SUStainable, innova-tive and energy-efficient CONcrete, based on the integration of all-waste materi-als.
- Applied green concrete to the Wei Wu Ying Center for the Arts, Kaohsiung.
- Collaboration with Dr. Han Mooyoung of Seoul National University, Korea, on rainwater harvesting technology, focusing on effects of typhoon and dust storm on rainwater quality.