Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol.30, no.7, pp.16867-16877, 2023 (SCI-Expanded)
© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.This study aims to assess the performance of thermophysical materials in the construction and building industry to establish the necessary academic basis for the interpretation of trends, developments, and status in this research field. The Scopus database contains 159 papers on this topic, which were published between 1968 and 2021 and originated in 60 countries. The International Organization for Standardization published significant information on thermal insulating materials, merchandize, elements, and applications. Several forms of insulation currently exist: (i) solid-state foam insulation composed of fibers, grains, and matrix; (ii) liquid-state insulation that encloses humidity within the filling; and (iii) gasifier form, which incorporates air, steam, or alternative gases. To reduce the amount of energy demanded, thermal insulation materials must be extended, current solutions must be modified, and new materials must be developed. Because high-temperature thermal insulation materials have more complex working conditions than alternative materials, their application requires further consideration.