ROAD & HIGHWAY

DURABILITY | DAMAGE MITIGATION | COST MINIMISATION

NANOADDITIVES FOR ENHANCED DURABILITY, PREVENTIVE ROAD REPAIR & INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE


QuantCrete nanoadditives are presented as an efficient & essential remedy for preventative road & infrastructure maintenance, in order to help curtail the high cost of road extensive repairs or future replacements, which can range from hundreds of millions to billions dollars per annum.


Asphalt or bitumen is used in road construction . It's a petroleum product which adds volatility to its pricing. Although its content in road construction is ~ 4 - 5 % , it is the most expensive component, averaging ~ $115,000 per kilometre ($184,000 per mile). It is also a significant environmental air pollutant and a carcinogen.


Asphalt concrete (AC) which is used to build roads, refers to concrete as a composite material composed of mineral aggregate adhered with asphalt/bitumen as a binder, which is the (heated) liquid portion of the mix.


Our QuantCrete nanoadditives offer pathways to circumvent and/or minimise the use of toxic construction materials by providing a means to render durability to more sustainable & less toxic systems. In concrete, QuantCrete nanoadditives enable :


  • lower porosity

  • High corrosion resistance

  • Low alkali reactivity

  • Mitigate sulphate Attack

  • Increase soil Stabilisation

  • Shield nuclear & electromagnetic radiation

  • Increase compressive & flexural strength

  • Improve waterproofing


As such, QuantCrete products resolve a vast range of issues that cause failure in concrete which will confer better durability, reduce maintenance frequency rates and lower road construction costs. Some of the issues that cause failure in AC and the QuantCrete products used to mitigate them entail :


- Heat & strong sunlight which causes asphalt to oxidise, stiffen and become brittle | QUANTCRETE FLEX


- Cracks caused by water trapped under the road freezing & expanding | QUANTCRETE FILLER & QUANTCRETE FLEX


- Potholes resulting from low support, water saturated sublayer silty or clay soil, sublayer soft soil stabilisation and sulphate attack mitigation | QUANTCRETE EARTH


- Low flexural strength that causes depressions in airport runways and highways due to material fatigue especially from heavier aeroplanes and slow moving vehicles | QUANTCRETE FLEX




ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS


From an environmental perspective, QuantCrete can serve as a bitumen partial substitute so as to :


  1. Help increase the resilience, longevity and durability of airport runways, bridges, roads and highways

  2. Lower the concentration of bitumen used in road construction in order to improve air quality & as such

  3. Reduce the negative environmental impact of bitumen/asphalt via the development of lighter-coloured roads that absorb less solar radiation thus minimising their contribution to the urban island heat effect.

  4. Lower the carbon footprint of road construction by enabling the development of more robust concrete with less cement.

  5. Shorten construction time, by providing rapid strength gain


CONTEMPORARY INDUSTRY MATERIALS VS. QUANTCRETE


MATERIAL | BLAINE (cm²/g)

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PORTLAND CEMENT 3700

SLAG CEMENT 4000

FLY ASH 4200

ULTRAFINE CEMENT 8320

METAKAOLIN 43300

CONDENSED SILICA FUME ~ 200,000

NANOARC QUANTCRETE 359,300 - 703,000


PRODUCTS

QuantCrete products are sold exclusively on our website.

Click on "BUY" next to the product(s) of interest to pay with a credit card or contact trade@nanoarc.org to request an invoice for payment via bank transfer.


USAGE : Simply add the QuantCrete nanoadditive powder to your cement or concrete mix in the dry phase, mix thoroughly prior to mixing with asphalt/bitumen, then proceed as usual.


** QuantCrete are high performance nanoadditives, that can be used in cement replacement endeavours as well as property enhancement of both cement and concrete systems. The dosage values provided can be increased or decreased, depending on your designated cement/concrete performance needs and project specifications.


WE SHIP WORLDWIDE


QUANTCRETET​M EARTH | SOIL STABILISATION & SULPHATE ATTACK MITIGATION


APPLICATIONS : In Adobe, Rammed-Earth and Road Construction, this system serves as an environmentally-friendly soil, cement & concrete nanoadditive to mitigate sulphate attack. It increases the California Bearing Ratio (CBR) value of the treated sublayer soil in particular, acid sulphate soils. It minimises the swelling ratio of soil and initiates essential chemical reactions creating compounds that form strong bonding forces between soil particles, hence reducing soil porosity which consequently improves its engineering properties and durability.

TECHNICAL DATA & DOSAGE

COLOUR : White Nanopowder

BLAINE : 359300 cm²/g


AVERAGE DOSAGE IN SOIL : 5g (0.18 oz.) per tonne of soft sublayer soil

AVERAGE DOSE PER m3 OF CONCRETE : 7.6g (~ 0.22 oz. per cubic yard)

WT % (per tonne of soil) : 0.0005 %

WT % (per m3 of CONCRETE) : 0.00016 %

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QUANTITY | PRICE


5 grams (0.17 oz.) | £ 405

10 grams (0.35 oz.) | £ 800

15 grams (0.53 oz.) | £ 1200

25 grams (0.88 oz.) | £ 2000

50 grams (1.76 oz.) | £ 4000


BULK ORDER RATES : From 1 kg (2.2 lb) | CONTACT trade@nanoarc.org


QUANTCRETET​M FILLER


APPLICATIONS : Compressive Strength reinforcement, improve workability, UV filtering, Antibacterial, Antifouling, Anticorrosion (resistance to chloride attack), Reduced Alkali Reactivity, Water Repellant, Lower Air permeability, Whitener/colour additive, Halogen-Free Flame Retardant.

Helps in the consolidation of unsound formations, repairing casing leaks in squeeze operations, particularly “tight” leaks that are inaccessible to microfine and conventional cement slurries due to their larger particle size and limited penetrability.

TECHNICAL DATA & DOSAGE

NANOARCHITECTURE : ~ 5 nm (0.005 μm) spherical particles

BLAINE/ SPECIFIC SURFACE AREA : 415300 cm²/g

COLOUR : White Nanopowder


AVERAGE DOSE IN (MICRO)CEMENT AT 35 % LESS CEMENT USAGE : 0.0013 wt %

AVERAGE DOSE IN GROUT : 0.0013 wt %

AVERAGE DOSE PER m3 OF CONCRETE : 5.8g (~ 0.16 oz. per cubic yard)

WT % (per m3 of CONCRETE) : 0.00024 %

AVERAGE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH GAIN**: approx. 18 - 22 %

**Strength increases with dose augmentation


POSSIBLE CEMENT REDUCTION (per m3 of CONCRETE) : approx. 11 %

CO2 DEDUCTION (per m3 of CONCRETE) : approx. 237,60 kg (equivalent of ~ 0.24 carbon offset credits)

1 carbon credit = 1 tonne of CO2

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QUANTITY | PRICE


5 grams (0.17 oz.) | £ 499

10 grams (0.35 oz.) | £ 990

15 grams (0.53 oz.) | £ 1485

25 grams (0.88 oz.) | £ 2475

50 grams (1.76 oz.) | £ 4950


BULK ORDER RATES : From 1 kg (2.2 lb) | CONTACT trade@nanoarc.org


QUANTCRETET​M FLEX


APPLICATIONS : Compressive & Flexural/Tensile Strength reinforcement, improve workability, UV filtering, Antibacterial, Antifouling, Anticorrosion (enhanced resistance to chloride attack), Reduced Alkali Reactivity, Water Repellant, Lower Air permeability, Whitener/colour additive, Halogen-Free Flame Retardant.

Helps in the consolidation of unsound formations, repairing casing leaks in squeeze operations, particularly “tight” leaks that are inaccessible to QuantCrete Filler, QuantCrete CURE, microfine and conventional cement slurries due to their larger particle size and limited penetrability.

TECHNICAL DATA & DOSAGE

NANOARCHITECTURE : Atomically Thin 2D sheets ( < 1 nm)

BLAINE : 635200 cm²/g

COLOUR : White Nanopowder


AVERAGE DOSAGE IN (MICRO)CEMENT AT 50 % LESS CEMENT USAGE : 0.001 wt %

AVERAGE DOSE IN GROUT : 0.001 wt %

AVERAGE DOSE PER m3 OF CONCRETE : 4.8g (~ 0.14 oz. per cubic yard)

WT % (per m3 of CONCRETE) : 0.00022 %

AVERAGE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH GAIN**: approx. 20 - 43 %

AVERAGE FLEXURAL STRENGTH GAIN**: approx. 12 - 23 %

**Strength increases with dose augmentation


POSSIBLE CEMENT REDUCTION (per m3 of CONCRETE): approx. 17 %

CO2 DEDUCTION (per m3 of CONCRETE) : approx. 367,20 kg (equivalent of ~ 0.37 carbon offset credits)

1 carbon credit = 1 tonne of CO2

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QUANTITY | PRICE


5 grams (0.17 oz.) | £ 585

10 grams (0.35 oz.) | £ 1160

15 grams (0.53 oz.) | £ 1740

25 grams (0.88 oz.) | £ 2900

50 grams (1.76 oz.) | £ 5800


BULK ORDER RATES : From 1 kg (2.2 lb) | CONTACT trade@nanoarc.org


QUANTCRETET​M CURE


APPLICATIONS : Nano-cementitious system to accelerate the setting rate of concrete and offset the negative impact of fly ash and GGBS on the early-age properties of concrete. Improved workability, Nano-Filler, Compressive Strength reinforcement of concrete mortar and cement paste, Whitener/colour additive, Halogen-Free Flame Retardant.

Helps in the consolidation of unsound formations, repairing casing leaks in squeeze operations, particularly “tight” leaks that are inaccessible to microfine and conventional cement slurries due to their larger particle size and limited penetrability.

TECHNICAL DATA & DOSAGE

NANOARCHITECTURE : <25 nm (0.025 μm) hollow semi-spherical nanoparticles

BLAINE : 388000 cm²/g

COLOUR : White Nanopowder


AVERAGE DOSE IN (MICRO)CEMENT AT 15 % LESS CEMENT USAGE : 0.0018 wt %

AVERAGE DOSE IN GROUT : 0.0018 wt %

AVERAGE DOSE PER m3 OF CONCRETE : 7.2g ( 0.2 oz. per cubic yard)

WT % (per m3 of CONCRETE) : 0.0003 %

AVERAGE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH GAIN**: approx. 16 - 20 %


POSSIBLE CEMENT REDUCTION (per m3 of CONCRETE) : approx. 10 %

CO2 DEDUCTION (per m3 of CONCRETE) : approx. 216 kg (equivalent of ~ 0.22 carbon offset credits)

1 carbon credit = 1 tonne of CO2

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QUANTITY | PRICE


10 grams (0.35 oz.) | £ 699

15 grams (0.53 oz.) | £ 1020

25 grams (0.88 oz.) | £ 1700

50 grams (1.76 oz.) | £ 3400


BULK ORDER RATES : From 1 kg (2.2 lb) | CONTACT trade@nanoarc.org


QUANTCRETET​M ACCELERATOR


APPLICATIONS : Helps reduce concrete cure/setting time by working as an accelerator or early stage activator of ground-granulated blast-furnace slag (GGBS or GGBFS) and enhance concrete strength gain. Expansive agent to reduce autogenous-shrinkage, Increase Compressive & Tensile Strength, Corrosion Inhibitor (Mitigate sulphate attack) & pH Elevator, Mold and Mildew Resistance, Low Air Permeability, Abrasion Resistance, Antistatic Agent, Halogen-Free Flame Retardant.

TECHNICAL DATA & DOSAGE

COLOUR : White Nanopowder

BLAINE : 359300 cm²/g


AVERAGE DOSAGE IN (MICRO)CEMENT AT 12 % LESS CEMENT USAGE : 0.002 wt %

AVERAGE DOSE IN (NON-SHRINKING) GROUT : 0.002 wt %

AVERAGE DOSE PER m3 OF CONCRETE : 7.6g ( 0.22 oz. per cubic yard)

AVERAGE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH GAIN***: approx. 14 - 17 % in 24 hours

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QUANTITY | PRICE


5 grams (0.17 oz.) | £ 405

10 grams (0.35 oz.) | £ 800

15 grams (0.53 oz.) | £ 1200

25 grams (0.88 oz.) | £ 2000

50 grams (1.76 oz.) | £ 4000


BULK ORDER RATES : From 1 kg (2.2 lb) | CONTACT trade@nanoarc.org


QUANTCRETET​M LIGHT


APPLICATIONS : Mechanical reinforcement of lightweight Concrete, repair of perforations, filler, impact resistance, antimicrobial, biocompatible, non-toxic flame retardant, corrosion inhibitor.

TECHNICAL DATA & DOSAGE

NANOARCHITECTURE : Atomically Thin 2D sheets

BLAINE : 703000 cm²/g

COLOUR : White Nanopowder


AVERAGE DOSAGE IN (MICRO)CEMENT : 0.001 wt %

AVERAGE DOSE PER m3 OF CONCRETE : 2.88g (~ 0.08 oz. per cubic yard)

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QUANTITY | PRICE


5 grams (0.17 oz.) | £ 700

10 grams (0.35 oz.) | £ 1390

15 grams (0.53 oz.) | £ 2085

25 grams (0.88 oz.) | £ 3475

50 grams (1.76 oz.) | £ 6950


BULK ORDER RATES : From 1 kg (2.2 lb) | CONTACT trade@nanoarc.org


QUANTCRETET​M PROTECT


APPLICATIONS : Abrasion resistance, nano-pore filler, increased compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength, water resistance, insulating material, fire retardant.

TECHNICAL DATA & DOSAGE

COLOUR : White Nanopowder

AVERAGE DOSE IN CONCRETE : As Needed

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QUANTITY | PRICE


5 grams (0.17 oz.) | £ 315

10 grams (0.35 oz.) | £ 600

15 grams (0.53 oz.) | £ 900

25 grams (0.88 oz.) | £ 1500

50 grams (1.76 oz.) | £ 2995


BULK ORDER RATES : From 1 kg (2.2 lb) | CONTACT trade@nanoarc.org


QUANTCRETE RADIATION SHIELDING SYSTEMS

Radiation shielding simply means having some material between the source of radiation and you (or some device) that will absorb the radiation. Radiation shielding is very crucial for the protection of people. Particularly, for the protection of personnel in nuclear power plants, medical centres and the environment, from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation.

In nuclear power plants, the central problem is to shield against gamma rays and neutrons. Of the various forms of radiation known to man, ​neutrons ​are considered to be the most severe and dangerous radiation to the body. This is due to their high kinetic energy and because they are uncharged, neutrons are more penetrating than ​alpha radiation or ​beta radiation​. In some cases, they are even more penetrating than ​gamma radiation.

In nuclear power plants, fast neutrons create structural defects, which result in the embrittlement of material of pressure vessel in nuclear power plants. The ​neutron absorption reaction is hence the most important type of reaction that take place in a nuclear reactor.


BENEFITS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY

Scientific studies unanimously show, that radiation shielding with nanoparticles is much more effective than with micro-particles. As the nanoparticle size decreases, the radiation shielding capacity increases. When such nanoparticles are infused in a grout prior to coating on a surface, only a thin layer is sufficient to shield thermal neutrons.

Pores in cement/concrete without nanoparticles create decrease the mechanical strength, density, as well as the ability of cement/concrete to attenuate radiation. When the pores in cement/concrete are filled with ultrafine nanoparticles with sizes smaller than harmless pores ( < 20 nm) the mechanical strength, density and radiation attenuation capacity of the cement/concrete system increases substantially. With the cement/concrete mixture performance maximized by virtue of such radiation-attenuating nanoparticles (< 20 nm), it performs achieves enhanced radiation shielding goal simultaneously with a higher heat and embrittlement resistance.


QUANTCRETET​M THERM


APPLICATIONS : High thermal mass material for concrete insulation, High density concrete is efficient in heat retention than standard concrete. This enables it to be used retard hold in solar heat from exteriors (hot climate) or retard solar heat loss from interiors (temperate and cold climates) or as a high emissivity coating to release heat to the environment, when surrounding temperatures drop.

Gamma ray shielding, Flexural aggregate in high density concrete for radiation shielding in nuclear power plants, X-ray facilities and uranium mining sites. Colour additive, Halogen-Free Flame Retardant.

TECHNICAL DATA & DOSAGE

NANOARCHITECTURE : Atomically Thin 2D sheets

BLAINE : 495500 cm²/g

COLOUR : Black/Blackish-Brown Nanopowder

EMISSIVITY (PERFECT EMISSIVITY = 1 ) : 0.969 to 0.973


AVERAGE DOSE PER m3 OF CONCRETE : 4.32g (~ 0.16 oz. per cubic yard) or AS NEEDED

WT % (per m3 of CONCRETE) : 0.00018 %

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QUANTITY | PRICE


5 grams (0.17 oz.) | £ 685

10 grams (0.35 oz.) | £ 1360

15 grams (0.53 oz.) | £ 2040

25 grams (0.88 oz.) | £ 3400

50 grams (1.76 oz.) | £ 6800


BULK ORDER RATES : From 1 kg (2.2 lb) | CONTACT trade@nanoarc.org


QUANTCRETET​M NEUTRON


APPLICATIONS : Nano-Pore Filler, Halogen-Free Flame-Retardant, Neutron attenuator in high density concrete for nuclear power plants & X-ray facilities.

TECHNICAL DATA & DOSAGE

NANOARCHITECTURE : < 20 nm Nanoparticles (0.02 μm)

COLOUR : White/Beige Nanopowder


AVERAGE DOSE IN (MICRO)CEMENT/SURFACE COATING : 0.001 wt % or as needed for the nature of radiation exposure

AVERAGE DOSE IN GROUT : 0.001 - 1 wt %

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QUANTITY | PRICE


5 grams (0.18 oz.) | £ 5000

10 grams (0.35 oz.) | £ 9950

15 grams (0.53 oz.) | £ 14950


BULK ORDER RATES : From 1 kg (2.2 lb) | CONTACT trade@nanoarc.org


QUANTCRETET​M SUBSEAL


APPLICATIONS : Porosity minimisation to substantially Lower Air permeability and the probability of Radon penetration in foundation structures, basements and building floor levels in direct contact with the soil. Compressive Strength reinforcement in concrete, Improved workability, Corrosion-resistance, Reduced Alkaline Reactivity, Water Repellant.

Helps in the consolidation of unsound formations, repairing casing leaks in squeeze operations, particularly “tight” leaks that are inaccessible to microfine and conventional cement slurries due to their larger particle size and limited penetrability.

TECHNICAL DATA & DOSAGE

NANOARCHITECTURE : < 10 nm ( < 0.01 μm) spherical particles

BLAINE : 415000 cm²/g

COLOUR : White Nanopowder


AVERAGE DOSAGE IN (MICRO)CEMENT AT 50 % LESS CEMENT USAGE : 0.002 wt %

AVERAGE DOSE IN GROUT : 0.002 wt %

AVERAGE DOSE PER m3 OF CONCRETE : 4.8g (~ 0.17 oz. per cubic yard)

WT % (per m3 of CONCRETE) : 0.0002 %

AVERAGE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH GAIN** : approx. 28 - 34 %

**Strength increases with dose augmentation

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QUANTITY | PRICE


5 grams (0.17 oz.) | £ 490

10 grams (0.35 oz.) | £ 960

15 grams (0.35 oz.) | £ 1440

25 grams (0.88 oz.) | £ 2390

50 grams (1.76 oz.) | £ 4780


BULK ORDER RATES : From 1 kg (2.2 lb) | CONTACT trade@nanoarc.org


UNDERSTANDING RADON:

Radon (Rn) is a radioactive, odourless, colourless, tasteless noble gas. Rn is a contaminant, that affects indoor air quality, worldwide. According to EPA policy-oriented estimates, Rn is the number one cause of lung cancer, among non-smokers.

Rn enters a building most often directly through the soil at the lowest level of the construct that is in contact with the ground. This typical occurs through cracks in solid foundations and walls, construction joints, gaps in suspended floors, cavities within walls and around service pipes.


HOW TO USE QUANTCRETE IN RADON MITIGATION/MINIMISATION EFFORTS

To minimise the penetration of Rn into buildings, QuantCrete is hence offered to substantially lower porosity, air permeability and mitigate of crack formation in concrete and mortar. QuantCrete particles are roughly a hundred thousand times (100,000 x) smaller than cement particles, and can penetrate deeper levels within cracks to seal them off from within.

To achieve this, the QuantCrete nanopowder can be used as an integral ingredient in the manufacture of precast slabs and foundation concrete or, mixed with a liquid cement and injected within particularly hard to visualise and detect sub-micron and nanoscopic pores, cracks & cavities that cement particles can not reach or penetrate, in order to create a denser seal, that minimises the likelihood of Rn gas infiltrating the building, via its ground level and sub-terrain/basement walls.

This nanotechnology-based approach offers a durable, sustainable, long term mitigation effort, to prevent Rn gas from entering the building through the underlying soil.