ARTIFICIAL REEF URN
After a material research into floating foams (see full research on the right), the main outcomes were inspiring the design of an artificial reef urn (see below). The outcomes are as following:
1. The developed Casein bioplastic foam is floating on water and dissolves after a few days, the proteins in it might serve as a nutrition for marine life, but further research needs to be done.
2. The developed cellular concrete floats also on the water but only until it is completely soaked
bioplastic foam research
concrete foam research
Deployment of artificial reef structures along the Tamil Nadu coastline in India
A floating urn with wax candles and a bioplastic sphere in the middle containing the ash of the deceased. The elastic foam can be pressed together to fit into the opening in the middle of the structure.
After sinking, the urn becomes an artificial reef.
bioplastic foam containing the ashes of the deceased
natural wax candles
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