New construction material from cotton husks may fight spread of Chagas in Argentina

Posted on September 22, 2011 • Filed under: Agriculture, Argentina, Latin America Health

Faculty engineers that develop, experiment, panels and blocks using the husk that remains after the cotton gin. The materials could be used in construction. In a unique project that integrates the applied knowledge production with a proposed alternative, researchers at the Santa Fe UTN develop materials for construction waste by a most unusual sometimes becomes a health hazard and environmental: the residual chaff left after the ginning cotton crop. It is still in experimental stage, but to surpass rigorous testing, the idea may materialize onto the market and have a concrete application in the construction category.Read Article

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