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Mallas de fibra de coco para protección costera

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TODE20160114001
Publicado:
15/01/2016
Caducidad:
15/01/2017
Resumen:
Investigadores de un instituto universitario alemán han desarrollado un método de protección costera basado en el uso de fibra de coco. Este método sirve de protección para la siembra o plantación de estructuras de protección costera, como diques y dunas. Se trata de un método que ofrece protección potencial contra la erosión y que es sostenible y biodegradable. El equipo busca investigadores industriales o académicos interesados en desarrollar nuevos proyectos utilizando este material de protección costera.

Details

Tittle:
Coconut fiber mats for coastal and seashore protection
Summary:
Researchers from a German university institute have developed a method of seashore protection using coconut fiber. The method is an initial protection for seeding or planting of shore protection structures such as dykes or dunes.
The team is looking for research partners from industry and academia interested in further projects on the use of this material for coastal and seashore protection.
Description:
Extreme events such as storm surges result in a number of problems for coast lines - beach erosion being one of them, especially on sandy beaches. Shore protection on the other hand is an expensive procedure and a major factor in the budget of coastal communities. Especially developing countries with long coastlines seek for a economical and ideally locally produced alternative.

In the case of Bali, Indonesia the team found a prototype application of coir fibre geotextiles, serving as initial dune protection. The geotextile was rolled out on the dune head and vetiver seedlings were planted into cutouts. Coir geotextiles will protect the dune in the initial stage, while vetiver grass builds a sturdy root system. In the end, biological degradable geotextiles will decay, avoiding manual deinstallation and serving as nourishment for the plants.
In the case of South East Asia, coir geotextiles are a sustainable, ecosystem-based protection measure, since the material is gained and processed nearby, serving as a local re-investment and thus improving the livelyhood regionally.

The institute focuses on sustainable,ecosystem-based protection measure, since the material is gained and processed nearby, serving as a local re-investment and thus improving the livelyhood regionally.

The institute focuses on sustainable, ecosystembased "soft" coastal protection measures and were able to expand our knowledge and expertise regarding coir and natural fibre geotextiles. The researchers have performed initial material specifications and set up a physical model in which they found a positive influence on sedimentation (erosion). Currently they are investigating further material specifications, which are required for very sophisticated design approaches, including numerical modelling.

For this, the institute offers access to world renowned expertise in physical modelling and access to its hydraulic testing facilities. Partners are offered cooperation on future joint projects related to the topic under technical or research cooperation agreements.
Advantages and Innovations:
- Potection potential for erosion
- Sustainable
- Strong regional and local link (at present: South East Asia)
- Bio-degradable
- Innovation potential in production and application

Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Other
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
The researchers have been supporting prototype facilities / structures with scientific advise.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Research partners from industry and academia or local authorities related to costal protection etc. interested in existing know-how and in conducting further projects on the use of this material for coastal and seashore protection.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
University
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
German

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
02007002 Building materials
07003003 Ciencias marinas
10002009 Desastres naturales
10002004 Reducción del cambio climático
10002007 Tecnología / ingeniería medioambiental