Technology To Produce Bricks From Bacteria To Reduce Carbon Footprint Worldwide.

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Producing Biocement and Bricks from sand is reducing the carbon footprint globally as to produce cement in traditional technologies produced 8% of total CO2 Production worldwide. 


Image credit : https://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2010-05/new-bio-manufactured-bricks-made-bacteria-sand-and-urine/

 In traditional cement making we need Kilns where materials have to heated about 2000*celcius and which produced enormous amount of CO2 into the atmosphere .

But a North Carolina based Company BioMason started producing Bricks from sand with the help of Bacteria .

BioMason injected Microorganisms one type of Bacteria in sand which transform sand into solid crystal just like coral. 

In this technology Engineer packing sand into molds of bricks and then injected  bacteria into the mold.  "The bacteria wrap themeselves around grains of sand and each grains act likes a nucleaus and calcium carbonate crystal form around it". 

In next step these bricks were showered with a special type of nutrients rich water by water sprayer used in agriculture to feed those bacteria to increase the bacterial production which increases the protection of calcium carbonate. After four days we get harder and durable bricks. 

In this technology we can make bricks easily without need of massive amount manpower in construction site. 

US Air Force is trying this technology to make their Airbase in area where shortage of manpower and other facilities. 

Today Biomasonary technique used to produce all types building materials like tiles and other designer architecture. 

 

Source: https://www.designindaba.com/articles/creative-work/biomason-grows-bricks-without-using-any-heat



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Hi again! Please be careful that the shown image is copyrighted. Sorry for making the same comment to your last two posts (but copyrights are something we care about in SteemSTEM :) ). Thanks in advance for your understanding (and changing the image may bring you some support) :)

Thanks @lemouth for considering my post.I changed the image .please check my post. Thanks for your kind support.

The image you are using now belongs to https://www.dexigner.com/news/20728 as you would see at the bottom it's copyrighted content. I understand it might be hard finding a copyright free image of bricks you want to show perhaps because Biomason is making them. If you don't find such an image, you can always show conventional bricks or bacteria, and give a link to image of bricks you want to show (just a suggestion).

Please see the comment by @scienceblocks below. The image is not free to use.

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