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Development and Application of Functional Materials in Disaster Prevention and Sustainable Restoration

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 April 2024 | Viewed by 734

Special Issue Editors

Guangdong Engineering Research Centre for Major Infrastructure Safety, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: development and application of functional materials in the field of sustainability
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Guangdong Engineering Research Centre for Major Infrastructure Safety, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: development and application of functional materials in the field of sustainability
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues:

Disaster prevention and sustainable restoration are important areas for the application of functional materials. In particular, the development and application of new functional materials for the prevention and control of geological hazards, engineering disease, and ecological damage is advancing rapidly. Among the various improvements, the development and utilization of new functions using natural materials or artificial materials, synthesized as much as possible on the basis of natural substances, is the focus of our attention. These functional materials are becoming the main development trend for disaster mitigation and sustainable restoration due to their low-carbon, green, and diverse functions and low-cost advantages. At the same time, the application of these functional materials has also brought new problems that are worth exploring for disaster prevention, mitigation, and sustainable restoration, including the mechanisms, control principles, and implementation technologies of functional materials for disaster prevention and sustainable restoration. Therefore, through the development and application of new functional materials, a new system of theories, methods, and technologies will be constructed for disaster prevention and sustainable restoration. This has become the frontier demand for disaster prevention and mitigation, and now also features at the core of sustainable restoration.

We invite you to share your latest research results in this upcoming Special Issue of Sustainability. Both original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to):

(1) Development and application of functional materials in geological hazard prevention and control;

(2) Development and application of functional materials in engineering disease prevention and control;

(3) Development and application of functional materials in ecological damage prevention and control;

(4) Effect mechanism of functional materials for disaster prevention and sustainable restoration;

(5) Control principles of functional materials for disaster prevention and sustainable restoration;

(6) Implementation technology of functional materials for disaster prevention and sustainable restoration.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Cuiying Zhou
Dr. Zhen Liu
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • functional materials
  • disaster prevention
  • sustainable restoration
  • effect mechanism
  • control principles
  • implementation technology

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Development of Self-Sustaining Improvement Material for a Mud Film of the Weathered Soil of Red Beds
Sustainability 2023, 15(21), 15284; https://doi.org/10.3390/su152115284 - 25 Oct 2023
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Red beds are widely distributed in various regions of China. Adapting measures to adjust to local conditions and using nearby materials to ecologically protect slopes, mines, and other engineering projects are methods advocated by environmental protection. A mud film of the weathered soil [...] Read more.
Red beds are widely distributed in various regions of China. Adapting measures to adjust to local conditions and using nearby materials to ecologically protect slopes, mines, and other engineering projects are methods advocated by environmental protection. A mud film of the weathered soil of red beds with improved materials for insulation and entropy preservation is commonly used in engineering ecological protection, and its self-sustainability is an important indicator with which to measure the protective effect; however, most of the commonly used improvement materials in production have high concentrations of chemical substances and high costs, causing environmental pollution. In response to this issue, this study has developed four new composite improved materials using waste paper as raw material. The low temperature resistance (−20 °C, 0 °C), high temperature resistance (40 °C, 60 °C, and 80 °C), and recyclability (dry and wet cycle: zero, one, two, and three times) of the four materials were tested. Under the conditions of changing the addition amounts of four new self-developed composite materials (0 g, 10 g, 20 g, 30 g, 40 g, 50 g, 60 g, 70 g, 80 g, 90 g, and 100 g), experiments were conducted on the thin-layer property, corrosion resistance, and flexibility of the mud film of weathered soil of red beds, and they were compared with conventional materials studied by the team in the early stage. At the same time, outdoor on-site testing was conducted. The experimental results indicate that the self-developed new composite improvement material has a good improvement effect on the self-sustainability and ecological protection effect of the mud film of weathered soil of red beds. This article summarizes the improvement mechanism and control factors of self-developed new composite materials in the self-sustainability of the mud film of the weathered soil of red beds, improves the suitability of engineering ecological protection, and develops green and low-cost engineering ecological protection technology. Full article
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