lime-pozzolana-maize blocks



dpr | science is working on a new material with a combination of lime, pozzolana and maize fibers used to produce construction elements.

Some efforts or the research are conducted to propose ways of closing the life-cycle of the material. In this sense, special attention has been given to the fact that intensive harvesting methods accelerate soil erosion. After used as a construction material constituent, it has been noticed that due to its chemical composition, the material it may be feasible to use the composite as acidity correction material in agricultural soils.

It is intended to apply this composite in the development of low-tech housing projects in rural areas, enhancing the use of local workforce and strengthening vernacular constructive tradition by using rapidly available resources like lime and vegetable fibers.

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