The research was started by a grant of the KNB
in 1990, which gave us the possibility to built the first
designed for measurement of the moisture transport in building
Dutch Technology Foundation
We have received various grants of the Dutch Technology foundation for various research items:
1995-2001 ETN.3400: Development of a measurement method to determine moisture transport processes in porous materials.
1998-2004 ETN.4448: Moisture and ion transport in porous building materials.
1998-2004 DCT.4010: Experimental and numerical research of cement based materials (cooperation with the Department of Civil Engineering of Technical University Delft).
2003-2007 DAR.5756: Effect of gels on geological
of porous media: An MRI and X-ray computer-aided tomography
with the Department of Applied Earth Sciences of Technical
2006-2010 DCB.7045 Explosive
of concrete: toward a model for fire resistant design of
concrete elements (cooperation
with the Department of Civil Engineering of Technical University
2007-2013 ECB 6572 Salt
weathering of porous building materials
2011-2015 10978 Measuring, Modelling and Monitoring Chloride ingress and Corrosion initiation in cracked concrete (cooperation with the Department of Civil Engineering of Technical University Delft).
2011-2015 10968 An intergal in-situ chloride sensing and monitoring systen for concrete structures (cooperation with the Department of Civil Engineering of Technical University Delft and MESA+ University of Twente).
2011-2015 10971 Modelling, non-destructive testing and Li-based
remediation of deleterious Alkali-Silica Reaction in concrete
Materials Innovation Institute
Built Environment and Geosciences
TNO has been activally involved in various STW-program by
As a group we have been activally involved in various EU-programs:
2000 - 2002 HAMSTAD, Determination of liquid water transfer properties of porous building materials and development of numerical assessment methods
2001 - 2004 ASSET, Assessment of suitable products for the conservative treatments of sea-salt decay
2002 - 2005 COMPASS, Compatibility of plasters and renders with salt loaded substrates (more info)
2004 - 2007 SALTCONTROL, Prevention of salt damage to the built cultural heritage by the use of crystallisation inhibitors (more info)
2006-2009 DESALINATION, Assessment of desalination
poultices for historic masonry (more