Microbiological Stability of Bio-Based Building Materials
Journal of Ecological Engineering 2021
Vaira Obuka, Māris Šinka, Vizma Nikolajeva, Solvita Kostjukova, Ruta Ozola-Davidane, Maris Klavins

The aim of this paper is to study the microbiological stability of bio-based composite building materials, which are made using organic-rich lake sediments (further – sapropel) with lime and magnesium cement as binders and hemp shives as filler. The microbial stability properties of the obtained composite materials are investigated and compared to similar composites. Because of their high organic content, these materials are prone to biodegradation; therefore, they were coated with ALINA LIFE TM organoclay coating, which helps to extend product life, reducing the rate of biodegradation compared to biocides used in industry. The effect of the coating on the resistance to decay by the fungi Aspergillus versicolor, Penicillium chrysogenum, Alternaria alternata, Cladosporium herbarum, Chaetomium sp. and Trichoderma asperellum was investigated under different conditions: relative humidity modes of 75% and 99% at 20°C for 45 days and four months. Results indicated that the composites made of sapropel and lime have similar microbial stability properties as lime and magnesium cement binder composite materials. ALINA LIFE TM organoclay coating showed advanced resistance to biodegradation; sapropel-lime composites have shown several good properties that make them suitable to be considered for use in the construction material industry.

Atslēgas vārdi
sapropel; lime-hemp materials; magnesium cement; microbial stability; biocides; organoclay additive

Obuka, V., Šinka, M., Nikolajeva, V., Kostjukova, S., Ozola-Davidane, R., Klavins, M. Microbiological Stability of Bio-Based Building Materials. Journal of Ecological Engineering, 2021, Vol. 22, No. 4, 296.-313.lpp. ISSN 2081-139X. e-ISSN 2299-8993. Pieejams: doi:10.12911/22998993/134033

Publikācijas valoda
English (en)
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