• A review of sample preparation and its influence on pH determination in concrete samples 

    Manso Blanco, Sandra; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (Instituto Técnico de la Construcción y del Cemento, 2017-01)
    Article
    Accés obert
    If we are to monitor the chemical processes in cementitious materials, then pH assays in the pore solutions of cement pastes, mortars, and concretes are of key importance. However, there is no standard method that regulates ...
  • Bioreceptivity evaluation of cementitious materials designed to stimulate biological growth 

    Manso Blanco, Sandra; De Muynck, Willem; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Steppe, Kathy; Boon, Nico; de Belie, Nele (2014-02-09)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    Ordinary Portland cement (OPC), the most used binder in construction, presents some disadvantages in terms of pollution (CO2 emissions) and visual impact. For this reason, green roofs and façades have gain considerable ...
  • Bioreceptivity optimisation of concrete substratum to stimulate biological colonisation 

    Manso Blanco, Sandra (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2014-05-09)
    Tesi
    Accés obert
    The lack of green areas in cities is caused by the increase in population and the urbanisation process. However, an increasing interest in city greenery was observed since the beginning of twentieth century. Several benefits ...
  • Development of a low pH cementitious material to enlarge bioreceptivity 

    Manso Blanco, Sandra; Mestres Beà, Gemma; Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau; de Belie, Nele; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2014-03-15)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    This paper presents a laboratory investigation into the development of a low-pH cementitious material in order to enlarge bioreceptivity. Two different options were tested; reduction of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) pH ...
  • Evaluation of natural colonisation of cementitious materials: Effect of bioreceptivity and environmental conditions 

    Manso Blanco, Sandra; Calvo-Torrás, María Angeles; De Belie, Nele; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2015-04-15)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Incorporation of living organisms, such as photosynthetic organisms, on the structure envelope has become a priority in the area of architecture and construction due to aesthetical, economic and ecological advantages. ...
  • Evaluation of the antimicrobial efficacy of industrial substrata 

    Calvo, María de los Ángeles; Vaquero, José María; Girmé, Gisela; Arosemena, Esteban Leonardo; Manso Blanco, Sandra; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2014-09)
    Capítol de llibre
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    In this chapter we provide different methodologies to assess the antimicrobial activity of various substrates for industrial application. The capacity of microorganisms to colonize or remain viable on a variety of media: ...