UAE architects make cement out of salt

A Dubai, the carpenter, the two things are not looking to break away from conventional practices, according to the greatest are conceived out of the UAE for the building up of any other society, in the land of salt, which is made waste, the matter of the use of the inappropriate.

Kenichi and to Awar al wael teramoto, the architect, the initial and primary waiwai, scienti fi c KNowHow, written at the university have lived in Japan in the future, the UAE has become a and the hard way to create maximum desalination brine by means of the bond of the UAE is generated are in the soles of the feet, and also from being able to rescue the salt of the sa.

And breathed in the UAE are rich in mineral-sabkha – salt, which is part of the country’s wetlands. “It’s a huge space … that’s often overlooked,” Al Awar told CNN.

So that, before the ages to the building of one of the stones to build the Sabkha the use of stones, and the town of Siwa, a salt and of a means to the ends of the of Egypt, of Libya. However, my delicate ecosystem sabkha Al Awar salt and desert towards teramoto that many of the same metals.
Shali Siwa oasis in the fortifications of ancient Egypt.

Shali Siwa oasis in the fortifications of ancient Egypt. credit; The leg BOURONCLE / Amet / Getty Images The innovative way

Of fresh water and the finer things in the world is one of the largest desalination UAE. It produces a fifth of the world’s hard brine as a byproduct – around 28 million cubic meters a day, according to UN-backed 2019 report. However, discharging into the sea brine severe harm marine life. Desalination brine difficult to find occasion in the national competition, encouraging lorem resulting in a 3.4 million AED ($ 930,000), “Rethink Brine Challenge” Before this year.

In the plane of the UAE sabkha a prop. Flats are microbes that which is living environment [that] CO2 is actually absorbed, “according to the architect Wael Al Awar. credit; Courtesy of UAE National Pavilion La Biennale Di Venezia / waiwai

Brine has a magnesium minerals. Kemal Celik, a professor of civil law, and from the New York University Abu Dhabi, and to be their helper, and the very urban part of the university to a team’s ELECTRA In the lab, the extract of a magnesium that are composed of this liquid, and the use of cement.

Celik said cement had been cast into blocks, which are then placed in a room that was set inside the carbon dioxide – and innovation in which speeds the production process. It is subjected to the UAE, which is the bond of the test, that is the strongest to Japan, where he has first, through the greater and more blocks of the rigidity of violence, and that proves it. In addition, an algorithm has been developed as the blocks would be safe if used in construction, Mika APULEIUS exhibens descriptions designer from the University of Tokyo, told CNN.

Precast blocks could be constructed as a single-story building “tomorrow” said Al Awar, but also hope to develop a product for use in multi-story buildings are still teramoto.

Al-aware magnesium claims strongest bond is based on “to perform the equivalent of Portland cement,” which he uses as a raw form of calcium carbonate, and the most commonly used in concrete and cement manufacture.

However, it has a magnesium lime or hope of advantage or of limitation. A salt-based product that is being responsible EAT steel have said that, although it is possible with other reinforcement materials.

Al-Awar was created based on cement blocks Precast walls and teramoto academic collaborators.

Al-Awar was created based on cement blocks Precast walls and teramoto academic collaborators. credit; Courtesy National Pro UAE La Biennale di Venezia, Sahil recipe from Thomas Latheef

Precast blocks that seeks carbon dioxide into the chamber, as the cement hardened, which requires a higher percentage of carbon dioxide sufficiently contained in the atmosphere.

Precast blocks that seeks carbon dioxide into the chamber, as the cement hardened, which requires a higher percentage of carbon dioxide sufficiently contained in the atmosphere. credit; Courtesy National Pro UAE La Biennale di Venezia, photography Dinah Al Khatib

Professor John proves, the deputy head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the UK’s University of Sheffield, and unaffiliated with the project. However, he says the company is the largest salt’s a really good idea, “explaining that globally the third largest company in the dzelzsbetona.

“This spirit of bromine in pain,” he adds. “The ‘waste and caught a cold room with it. I think it’s a nice synergy really is.”

Al Awar, and saith, It is motivated by a desire to do more, my love, must be supported and the ships of ecologically architecture teramoto. “Given in the world, global warming and CO2 emissions, and all things are terrible songs, beat skin for many years, it’s our job – is to take care of it – to act,” he said.

Cement production is energy-intensive and generally has a very large footprint. According to the International Energy Agency in the cement sector is the third-largest industry in the world industrial and consumer guilty 7% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Celik said establishing its lifecycle magnesium cement an ongoing study into the carbon of the tread is that another liken it to ordinary Portland cement and materials.
Kenichi teramoto and Wael Al aware, co-curator of the UAE National Pavilion at Venice Biennale Architecture.

Kenichi teramoto and Wael Al aware, co-curator of the UAE National Pavilion at Venice Biennale Architecture. credit; Courtesy National Pro UAE

In May 2021, Al Awar teramoto will be in Nutt UAE National Pavilion in Venice Biennale of Architecture, which will go on display differently cement their “Wetland ‘exhibition. The cement of the skin, magnesium-based, although Celik cement does not say another tries to scaling yet produced.

“The investigation is still early,” says Al Awar. “It is not necessary to go through a natural process of trial and error experiments and to some. However, we are optimistic. ”

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