Gallery: Researchers Transform Contaminated Shipping Port Sludge into S...


Swedish researchers have developed a process that can turn contaminated sediment in shipping ports into a cement-like substance that is safe for building. The researchers were looking for new options for disposing of contaminated sediment — during port construction it is often required that the sediment be removed. Previously it was dredged and then dumped on land or out at sea, but this new process removes the sediment from the port, mixes it on-site with an adhesive material and creates cement like blocks that are sturdy, long lasting and can be used for building new structures.

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  1. caeman February 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Maybe Dubai could use this material to stop The World from sinking into the ocean.

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