Engineering professor researches seashell-based cement

All the shells piling up in seafood restaurants could find new life in concrete. That's the idea of a University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professor who envisions mixing seashell waste from the local shellfish industry into concrete. "The industrial use of this material significantly decreases the carbon footprint of concrete by reducing the amount of cement," said Nima Rahbar, a professor of civil and environmental engineering.

View Full Article in:

New England Business Bulletin (New Bedford, Mass.) (tiered subscription)

Published in Brief: