SEAMATTER – Revalorization of coastal algae wastes in textile nonwoven industry with applications in building noise isolation
SEA-MATTER demonstrates that non-woven textile structures made from algae wastes can be used as composites reinforcement in noise isolation acoustic panels. Wet-laid technology will be selected as the most optimum technology to transform the algae wastes in non-wovens to be used as reinforced structure.
In addition, the possibility of using this algae and seaweed residues in textile non-woven industry with applications in building noise isolation opens up a new environmental attractive option, to design new green-composites as an alternative to the conventional synthetic ones.
Additionally, adequate implementation of this project will consider the establishment of a new model for the collection, transport and management of algae and seaweed wastes that will have direct effects on the controlled dump of the coastal areas where the algae wastes are deposited when beaches and marinas are cleaned. Thus, this project will contribute to the application of the politics and community legislation regarding wastes and in particular the Directive on waste disposal and the frame directive on wastes, specifically in the re-valorization and wash-off reducing issues.
This project has been funded by the LIFE+ program call 2011LIFE11 ENV/E/000600