Project

Microbiologically Induced Air-purifying and Self-regenerating Building Material

Duration
01 October 2010 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Private funding via IWT/VLAIO
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental microorganism biotechnology
Keywords
CaCO3 precipitation Methanotroph high affinity
 
Project description

The objective is to develop biological inspired building materials to reduce atmospheric methane. The main metabolic endproduct, CO2 can subsequently be precipitated as calcium carbonate to give preservation for aging building material.