Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral) Materials

2019-7307-009-a-3
Construction site brick
Material category:

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Identification number:

19-7307-009-a

Three bricks compressed of the same material from a construction site were dried under different conditions. The first brick (a) was dried in an air-conditioned …

2019-7307-008-a-3
Coconut husk fiber brick
Material categories:

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Plant / Plant based

Identification number:

19-7307-008-a

Coconut husk fiber, also called coir, is extracted from the outer husk of coconuts. The material is long-lasting due to its slow degradation process as …

2019-7307-007-a-3
Eggshell brick
Material categories:

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Animal / Animal based

Identification number:

19-7307-007-a

The sandy material (35%) from an urban construction site is improved by adding 35% of clay to improve plasticity and 30% of crushed eggshell to …

2019-7307-006-b-3
Bamboo fiber brick
Material category:

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Identification number:

19-7307-006-b

Through a series of tests with the extracted soil and added clay, it is concluded that 25% added clay achieves the best results. A control …

2019-7307-006-a-3
Bamboo fiber brick
Material categories:

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Plant / Plant based

Identification number:

19-7307-006-a

Through a series of tests with the extracted soil and added clay, it is concluded that 25% added clay achieves the best results. A control …

2019-7307-005-b-3
Construction site mix brick
Material category:

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Identification number:

19-7307-005-b

Soils extracted from two different construction sites in Hong Kong were compacted to rammed earth bricks. The first brick (a) uses a very clayey soil …

2019-7307-005-c-3
Construction site mix brick
Material category:

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Identification number:

19-7307-005-c

Soils extracted from two different construction sites in Hong Kong were compacted to rammed earth bricks. The first brick (a) uses a very clayey soil …

2019-7307-005-a-3
Construction site mix brick
Material category:

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Identification number:

19-7307-005-a

Soils extracted from two different construction sites in Hong Kong were compacted to rammed earth bricks. The first brick (a) uses a very clayey soil …

2019-7307-004-a-3
Tissue paper soil brick
Material category:

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Identification number:

19-7307-004-a

The extracted soil from a construction site at HKU campus consists almost entirely of sand. To improve plasticity, 25% clay and 10% grinded tissue paper …

2019-7307-003-a-3
Pottery clay brick
Material category:

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Identification number:

19-7307-003-a

The bricks are made of 70% construction site soil and 30% clay (red pottery clay). To test the strength of the bricks, they were dropped …

2019-7307-002-a-3
Smeared brick
Material categories:

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Plant / Plant based

Identification number:

19-7307-002-a

The bricks made of the construction site soil without any additives are very loose due to the high sand content of the soil. A sticky …

2021-7182-008-a
Pinewood battery rammed earth
Material category:

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Identification number:

21-7182-008-a

2021-7182-006-e-3
Granulate resin
Material categories:

Mineral / Mineral based

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Identification number:

21-7182-006-e

Resin is mixed with planting materials such as pebble, expanded clay aggregate, clay granulate and pine bark, and planting soil. The mix is poured in …

2021-7182-006-d-3
Granulate resin
Material categories:

Mineral / Mineral based

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Identification number:

21-7182-006-d

Resin is mixed with planting materials such as pebble, expanded clay aggregate, clay granulate and pine bark, and planting soil. The mix is poured in …

2021-7182-006-c-1
Granulate resin
Material categories:

Mineral / Mineral based

Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)

Identification number:

21-7182-006-c

Resin is mixed with planting materials such as pebble, expanded clay aggregate, clay granulate and pine bark, and planting soil. The mix is poured in …