The industry construction is increasingly demanding in the area of building envelope sustainability. The thermal insulation must satisfy the qualitative and quantitative values, increasingly restrictive regulations imposed by a European and National level. The lines of research that have consequently developed, ranging from employment issues of renewable materials, reuse and recycling of waste materials in industrial production until the testing of innovative solutions that provide a vacuum-type systems. The paper presents the results of thermal insulation systems that recycle the waste material of pruning of Opunthia Ficus Indica (prickly pears) from widespread plantations and flourishing in Sicily. In particular this material, difficult to dispose of, has been treated to obtain an insulating material (Patent n. 1402131), in the form of panel or in bulk grains, which have demonstrated competitive thermal insulation values (0.071-0.057 W/mK). Moreover we also present the further developments obtained by computer simulations that have allowed to optimize the transmission of heat through the different conditions elements that characterize the building envelope, in particular as regard the reduction of thermal bridges.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Colloqui.AT.e 2016 : MATER(i)A. Materials, Architetcture, Tecnology, Energy/Environment, Reuse (Interdisciplinary), Adaptability|
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|