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Ceramic materials technology has been known for a very long time. In the construction field, ceramics are considered ecological or natural materials with acceptable structural and thermal characteristics. Besides, these characteristics can be improved by changing the composition of the raw material. In this respect the Ecobrick(R) Project aims at optimizing some of those properties and achieving thereby important environmental benefits.
In our study, we used sludges from urban wastewater treatment plants together with other wastes and clays, to produce a new ceramic material suitable for construction. When using Ecobrick(R), energy consumption can be reduced up to 49% and the Solar Saving Fraction will increase up to 14% compared both to conventional ceramics.
CitationCusido, J. [et al.]. Ecobrick: a new ceramic material for solar buildings. "Renewable energy", Agost 1996, vol. 8, núm. 1-4, p. 327-330.
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