Using engineered filter feeders to clean rivers and their shells as concrete aggregate
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- Provide water filtration and clean the rivers
- Provide concrete building aggregate (substitute for sand/pebbles)
- The meaty part could be separated and used as livestock feed or fertilizer (if it can be made safe)
- Remove carbon from water/air and store it in concrete for decades
A good way to remove heavy metals from the ecosystem
Method of removal of microplastics from the ecosystem
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The effect on the ecosystem
Purifying mussels from heavy metals with zeolite
- Farming mussels in pools of seawater with zeolite-based filters.
- Treating collected mussels with zeolite water to purify them from heavy metals before they go to market or into concrete mixture.
- Extracting heavy metals from live mussels by zeolite water purification and returning the mussels in the water.
Fully sustainable business and a "think-about"
- Bigger "meaty" feeders could be sold to restaurants and on markets as food.
- Shells engineered to have less meat and bigger and stronger shells could be transported where needed to clean rivers and lakes. When they reach the appropriate size, they would be collected and used for building purposes as hollow aggregate material, similar to the bubble deck concept.
- The smallest shells or deformed ones could be crushed into sand and used for creating finer construction materials such as mortar.