Research Biomimetic Regulation of Microbially Induced Calcium Carbonate Precipitation Involving Immobilization of Sporasarcina pasteurii by Sodium Alginate https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01813
This recipe uses waste oyster shells collected from local restaurants and bars, giving them the opportunity to be turned into useful and valuable ceramic-like materials and products. Design Opportunity Oysters are a great source of Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) with a content up to 95%, whose mining accounts for 8% of global emissions and seen as a valuable material while on the contrary, massive amounts of shells are produced as a by-product in the fish industry and discarded as a nuisance waste. Their collection, transportation, and disposal are harmful to the environment and cost money.
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