Ferrock Opens The Possibilities Of ‘Living Structures’ That Work With The Environment And Not Against.

Pour Concrete FoundationIt is the vision of the inventor of this material, David Stone, to create materials that thrive in the environments where they are deployed.  Many current building materials must be specially treated to stave-off typical environment degradation such as rust, oxidation, rotting, UV radiation and corrosion.

Acid, salt water and CO2 are major corrosive agents to most modern building materials including concrete, wood, steel and some plastics.  These are the very properties required in the use of ferrock.  The carbon capture or sequestration occurs during the curing period of the ferrock and to an extent for years afterward.  While the curing of ferrock requires time similar to ordinary cement, the carbon capture continues but is exhausted as the chemical properties of the concrete are depleted. It is possible and proven in research only that a small DC electrical current, perhaps provided by attached solar panels could provide the small ionic charge required to recharge the ferrocrete structure and thereby enable it to continually absorb CO2 and generate valuable hydrogen gas.  A terrific possibility that will be proven in forthcoming field trials.

These are some of the future research efforts slated to further define the already rich capabilities of ferrock.

  • Perpetual carbon sequestration of installed structures
  • Continual structural integrity
  • “Self-healing fo cracks or fissures caused in marine environment applications
  • The use of dirty industrial waste water in the production of ferrocrete
  • Permanent Sequestration in the body of the ferrocrete of certain heavy metals and hazardous materials