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Published on 10/28/2018

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Plant Fibers Make Stronger Concrete

Carrots make concrete stronger


Cover photo c/o- johnnyseeds.com 

Story source : Voanews.com

 

 

Exciting results

 

By adding carrots to your concrete mix design researchers discovered 10kgs less of cement powder is required for every cubic metre of concrete produced. Whilt in addition they found thestrength of concrete can be increased by up to 80%.......

 

 

These results have significant long term effects for the cement industry, the ready mix concrete industry,and climate change more broadly. The addition of plant fibers to concrete mix designs could ultimately lead to a reduction in the carbon emissions resulting from the production of cement powder.

 

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