WOODEN HOUSES INSULATION AND ITS PROTECTION AGAINST MOLD BY NANOPARTICLES

1 RÁCOVÁ Zuzana
Co-authors:
2 PUDIL František 1,3 DEMO Pavel
Institutions:
1 Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 27 Prague, CZ, EU, zuzana.racova@fsv.cvut.cz
2 Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Technická 5, 166 28 Prague, CZ, EU, frantisek.pudil@vscht.cz
3 Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i., Cukrovarnická 10, 162 53 Prague 6, Czech Republic, demo@fzu.cz
Conference:
9th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, October 18th - 20th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 9th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
Pages:
236-240
ISBN:
978-80-87294-81-9
ISSN:
2694-930X
Published:
8th March 2018
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

Wooden buildings are a traditional type of construction that has been gradually replaced by brick and monolithic technologies. The current trends lead up to use renewable materials even include different types of thermal insulations. The construction industry commonly use materials on a plant basis. If heat-humidity mode (in particular, increased humidity) is not balanced, suitable conditions for the growth of microorganisms are present. The common organisms occurring in/into natural based materials are mainly molds, bacteria, algae or wood decaying fungi. Biodegradability of plant based systems is a major drawback to using these materials in buildings. Given that condensation occurs in timber construction and materials from plant-based are susceptible to attacked by microorganisms, it is necessary to protect these materials. The paper deals with the possibility of protection of these insulation materials against mold using advanced nanotechnologies. The comparison of individual used measures is included.

Keywords: thermal insulation, mold, material moisture, humidity
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