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Self-Heating Concrete Using Carbon Nanofiber paper

The Innovation

A novel system using carbon nanofiber papers as resistive heating elements for a self-heating concrete de-icing (walkway) system. The method applies corrosion resistant carbon nanofiber (CNF) paper technology to avoid changes to concrete mixing procedure and achieve the added advantage of automatic heating.

Competitive Edge

  • Resistive heating across carbon nanofiber (CNF) paper
  • Temperature and moisture feedback
  • Fuzzy control system allows automatic operation
  • Remote monitoring, control, and data collection

Targeted Market

  • De-icing of concrete bridges and roadways
  • Driveways
  • Runways
  • Ice and snow prevention on pedestrian walkways