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Variations for Mussel shell / alginate

Recipe

Mussel shell / alginate

Created By: Marita Sauerwein  

Zjenja Doubrovski, Joost Vette

Code:

MSAl1

Image Credit :

Marita Sauerwein

Collection
Calcium carbonate composites
License
Difficulty
Source

Delft University of Technology

Method


Step one

Powder
  1. Wash the mussel shells and remove remaining waste.

  2. Cook the shells for 15 minutes.

  3. Heat the shells for 1 hour on 200 degrees in the oven. This will make the shells more brittle .

  4. Grind the shells into a powder.

  5. Sieve the grinded shells to obtain a powder with particle size of 40 micron.

Step two

Binder

 

  1. Measure the desired amount of NEO-Alginate (2% of total weight).

  2. Measure the desired amount of water (98% of total weight).

  3. Add alginate to the water and stir until a gel has formed.

Step three

Paste

 

  1. Measure the desired amount of mussel shell powder

  2. Add binder to the powder until the right ratio is met. The powder:binder ratio is 1:0,4

  3. Stir until the ingredients are well mixed into a smooth paste

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