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Recipe

Mussel shell (5mm) / alginate

Created By: LABVA  
Code:

MSAl2

Image Credit :

LABVA

Method


Step one

Mussel shell preparation

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 fine particles.

5. Sift shells with a 5mm sieve to control the maximum size of shell particles.

Step two

Make composite gell

Put the ground shells in a bowl, and add the alginate and water.  Mix until it forms a gell-like consistency.

Step three

Mold

Spoon the shell-alginate gell mixture into a mold and let dry into a hard, rigid brick.  This can take 12-24 hours depending on humidity and temperature conditions.  

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