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Construction Materials from Compressed Salt (NaCI)

Mandler Daniel, HUJI, Faculty of Science, The Institute of Chemistry

Building blocks from byproduct of industrial processes

Keywords

Sustainable materials, Salt, Environment, NaCl,

Current development stage

POC achieved, Seeking scale up & commercialization partners

Application

Cement & gypsum require a lot of energy for production, consume land and are hard to recycle. There is a global need for new environment-friendly, low cost materials for construction works.

Our Innovation

Utilizing millions of tons of Halite that accumulate as byproduct of industrial processes, for example at Dead Sea Works (20M ton/y). The salt is formulated to stabilize against water & humidity, compressed to form very strong blocks and boards.

Advantages

  • Stable blocks produced, 5+ fold stronger than cement
  • Can be easily stacked like LEGO blocks
  • Production of boards by roll-pressing demonstrated
  • Can be further modified for specific requirements

Technology

Building blocks & boards are produced by compression of formulated Halite (NaCl), used to build interior walls, providing beneficial properties. Compatible with other building materials (gypsum, cement and more). Low energy & cost of production, utilizing huge industrial waste streams, fully recyclable at end of life. 

POC Achieved

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Opportunity

The project is looking for industrial partnerships for scale up

 

 

Patent Status

Published WO 2018/178980

Contact for more information:

Matt Zarek
SCOUTING, IDEATION, AND TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION
+972-2-6586686
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