The study is all about making fire proof hollow blocks using seashells as its main material. Hollow blocks are given to be a fire proof material but due to rains, their structures are weakened over time. Seashells have great durability that can withstand rains for a long period of time that is why seashell hollow blocks have advantage than the ordinary ones. The fire proof hollow blocks will be used to build a laboratory. Accidents may occur while experimenting specifically explosions that will caused to set the laboratory in fire.
The seashell hollow blocks will prevent it to spread and to lessen the damage caused. If possible, the researchers will implement it in areas that are prone from fires. Project Proper: Introduction: The study aims to create a durable and fireproof hollow blocks that can withstand great compressive strengths. The seashell hollow blocks will be a perfect substitute material for the commercial hollow blocks since it has a low cost production and more durable than the commercial ones.
The researchers tend to use the mussel or crustacean shells as the main material in order to create a hollow block because it has an extra durability than most shells are. The researchers will use these hollow blocks in order to build a chemical laboratory since this type of laboratory is prone of fires due to the experiments. This study also can help the environment due to the fact that it can lessen the pollution because of the simple process that the researchers will be doing. Rationale:
The reason for this study is to help universities and schools to create a safer laboratory that has a low cost production and has a fireproof attribute since its main material will be a hollow block that has mussel shells in it. Having a fireproof attribute in hollow blocks is common but because of the acid rains that occurs often, it can affect the structural and chemical component of the commercial hollow blocks that might affect its performance. Mussel shells can endure more pressure than the commercial hollow blocks because of its components.
Based on researches, It consist of 95% Calcium carbonate and because of its high calcium content, it encourages growth and bone formation. It has the highest percentage of Calcium carbonate among the shells. The researchers chose to build a chemical laboratory because of its prone to fire due to improper experiments. Personal errors in chemical experiment might cause an accident specifically explosions thus fire might occur. With the help of the fireproof chemical laboratory, damages will be lessen.
Other buildings such as churches and other old infrastructures uses this kind of material since it can withstand longer than the commercial ones. Availability of the mussel shells will never be a problem since it can be normally seen in the seashore that were washed away by the sea and people nowadays do not know the proper uses of the mussel shells that is the reason why they throw it away. The study also can address the pollution and solid waste problem by recycling mussel shells.