Special Formulated Coating Could Help Combat Climate Change
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EarthCoat Multi Use Coating
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Resurface spalding, cracked or worn driveways or just match your home.
Can be stamped to look like brick, cobble stone, tile, flagstone, any texture, or design.
Resurface existing counter tops.
Resurface old tile floors, concrete floors, almost any type floor
Coat old roof surfaces to cut down on Energy cost.
Make old Tar and Pebble Roofing energy efficient by increasing its energy efficiency
Coat rusty metal buildings an roofs.
Excellent on hardy board.
Zero VOC and Zero Carcinogens * Safe for Earth EarthCoat A breath of fresh air
EarthCoat is an NEW Eco friendly coating developed using calcium carbonate to to replace VOC PRODUCING PAINTS in many applications It is estimated that 10% of the ozone depleting substances are the cause of not only thinning ozone but also the rise in global warming and increased respiratory related diseases and cancer. Fortunately for the planet now we have EarthCoat a zero-toxin, zero-VOC paint. So now everybody can enjoy both our beautifully decorated homes and our beautiful planet.*
Safe for People ** People want to feel safe in their home, and they ( we ) want it to be beautiful. And now we can have both. Thanks to EarthCoat you can now decorate your home in the highest quality, most durable colors and know that you are getting nothing more. No toxic gasses after application. No VOCs that can harm your family and deplete the ozone nothing but peace of mind. So now you can go inside and get some fresh air.**
Safe for Pets ** Your home is safe for your family, but what about your best friends? PoPo, Snoozer and Tweety Bird they deserve to breath easier too. And it*s not just dogs, cats an Birds that can be affected by the poor air quality in your home a quality that is reduced by toxins in common cleaning products, as well as the off gassing that comes from traditional paints. And the off-gassing doesn*t just end when the new-paint smell wears off up to 50% of the toxic gasses and carcinogens from traditional paints leak into your home up to six years after it dries on your wall. Fortunately for Fido, EarthCoat contains zero-toxins, zero-carcinogens and zero-VOCs so your home can now be their sanctuary too.
WHY USE EarthCoat
LOW COST INTERIOR/EXTERIOR VIRTUALY ODORLESS NO VOCs HIGHLY REFLECTIVE "E" OF .065 REFLECTS INFRA RED HEAT NON HAZARDIOUS EASY TO DISPOSE OF DISPOSE IN SOIL JUST MIX INTO TO SOIL AT RATE OF ( 10 Soil to I EartCoat ) JUST MIX WHAT YOU NEED ( WORTH THE EXTRA EFFORT ) CAN BE TINTING TO ANY COLOR DRY TIME PRIME COAT 8 HOURS FINISH COATS 24 HOURS SMOOTH WITH WATER CONTINUES TO CURE FOR 30 DAYS HAS A FLAT FINISH LOW ODOR MIXES WITH WATER BASE COLORANTS**
Specially Designed Soils Could Help Combat Climate Change
PN: 15/08 Issue date: Monday 31 March 2008
Answers beneath our feet? In this Canadian prairie soil, a brown organic layer overlies gravel containing natural calcium-bearing carbonates, which could aid the fight against global warming.
Natural calcium carbonate crusts on pebbles in gravel from a Canadian prairie soil.
Could part of the answer to saving the Earth from global warming lie in the earth beneath our feet?
A team from Newcastle University aims to design soils that can remove carbon from the atmosphere, permanently and cost-effectively. This has never previously been attempted anywhere in the world. The research is being funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
The concept underlying the initiative exploits the fact that plants, crops and trees naturally absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) during photosynthesis and then pump surplus carbon through their roots into the earth around them. In most soils, much of this carbon can escape back to the atmosphere or enters groundwater.
But in soils containing calcium-bearing silicates (natural or man-made), the team believe the carbon that oozes out of a plant's roots may react with the calcium to form the harmless mineral calcium carbonate. The carbon then stays securely locked in the calcium carbonate, which simply remains in the soil, close to the plant's roots, in the form of a coating on pebbles or as grains.
The scientists are investigating whether this process occurs as it may encourage the growing of more plants, crops etc in places where calcium-rich soils already exist. It would also open up the prospect that bespoke soils can be designed (i.e. with added calcium silicates, or specific plants) which optimise the carbon-capture process. Such soils could play a valuable role in carbon abatement all over the globe.
The team will first try to detect calcium carbonate in natural soils that have developed on top of calcium-rich rocks or been exposed to concrete dust (which contains man-made calcium silicates). They will then study artificial soils made at the University from a mixture of compost and calcium-rich rock. Finally, they will grow plants in purpose-made soils containing a high level of calcium silicates and monitor accumulation of calcium carbonate there.
The multi-disciplinary research team, including civil engineers, geologists, biologists and soil scientists, is led by David Manning, Professor of Soil Science at Newcastle University. "Scientists have known about the possibility of using soil as a carbon 'sink'* for some time," says Professor Manning. "But no-one else has tried to design soils expressly for the purpose of removing and permanently locking up carbon. Once we’ve confirmed the feasibility of this method of carbon sequestration, we can develop a computer model that predicts how much calcium carbonate will form in specific types of soil, and how quickly. That will help us engineer soils with optimum qualities from a carbon abatement perspective. A key benefit is that combating climate change in this way promises to be cheap compared with other processes."
Significant scope could exist to incorporate calcium-rich, carbon-locking soils in land restoration, land remediation and other development projects. Growing bioenergy crops on these soils could be one attractive option.
"The process we’re exploring might be able to contribute around 5-10% of the UK's carbon reduction targets in the future," says Professor Manning. "We could potentially see applications in 2-3 years, including a number of 'quick wins' in the land restoration sector."
The 18-month research project "Engineering the Soil Carbon Sink: A Novel Approach to Carbon Emission Abatement" began in September 2007. It is receiving total EPSRC funding of just under £240,000.
Tarmac is providing the research team with access to a number of sites in order to carry out soil assessments. Renew Tees Valley is helping to link the team's work to bioenergy crop production. The team will also work with Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and a number of farmers/landowners to identify sites for study.
Calcium carbonate is a common, naturally occurring, completely stable mineral that would not be eroded by rain filtering through the soil. In many soils calcium carbonate occurs as coatings on pebbles and grains, and as grains associated with roots.
Calcium silicates are minerals that occur naturally in many different rocks and also in artificial materials such as concrete.
*A carbon 'sink' is any natural or human activity or mechanism that absorbs carbon dioxide and removes it from the atmosphere. Soils are the most significant sink for terrestrial carbon, containing twice as much as in the atmosphere and three times as much as is held in land plants. Soils can act as 'sinks' for carbon in more than one way - carbon is held as organic matter derived from plants, and held as inorganic carbonate minerals whose carbon is derived from what are called plant root exudates. These exudates are the juices that plants ooze from their roots to corrode minerals and mobilise the nutrients they need - and it is this process which the current project aims to exploit.
The potential use of soil to remove atmospheric carbon is analogous in many ways to the use of reed beds to clean up contaminated water.
CO2 is the main greenhouse gas generally believed to be contributing to manmade global warming.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences. The EPSRC invests around £740 million a year in research and postgraduate training, to help the nation handle the next generation of technological change. The areas covered range from information technology to structural engineering, and mathematics to materials science. This research forms the basis for future economic development in the UK and improvements for everyone’s health, lifestyle and culture. EPSRC also actively promotes public awareness of science and engineering. EPSRC works alongside other Research Councils with responsibility for other areas of research. The Research Councils work collectively on issues of common concern via Research Councils UK.
For more information, contact:
Professor David Manning, School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences, Newcastle University, tel: 0191 222 7893, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Two images (Soil1.jpg and Soil2.jpg) are available from the EPSRC Press Office. Contact: Natasha Richardson, e-mail: email@example.com, tel: 01793 444404.
Photo's Below Showing some uses of EarthCoat.
1 ST. PIC SHOWING BAG OF EarthCoat 2ND & 3 RD. PIC. SHOWING EarthCoat STAMP LIKE COBBLE STONE INSTALLED OVER 3 YEARS AGO WITH CONTINUOUS TRAFFIC
4TH 5TH 6TH 7TH SHOWING EARTH COAT ON RUSTY METAL BUILDING NOTE: RUST NOT SHOWING THRU
8TH 9TH 10. SHOWING APPLIED TO HARDY BOARD EXCELLENT ADHESION TO ALL SURFACES PLEASE NOTE TEXTURE OF COATING
Cleaning: EarthCoat is water-based so equipment can be rinsed clean with water. Because it is non-toxic and solvent-free , there is no pollution problem and can be disposed of easily. Application: Always apply to a clean surface The EarthCoat can be applied like other coatings with a brush, roller, sprayer ,troweled or squeegee depending on use The standard EarthCoat bag makes 5 to 7 Gallons depending on the mix. It's recommended to start with a light prime coat, then build up multiple coats till desired thickness is achieved, Finish with clear coat for more for more stain resistant finish Mixing EarthCoat is supplied in powder form. To prepare, add specified amount of water to EarthCoat and stir thoroughly until it is thoroughly mixed Use a mixer attachment for an electric drill. Then let the mixture stand for 15 to 30 minutes to allow the polymers to react before your application. EarthCoat thickens in 15 minutes to 30 minutes for full cure You must use up all the mixed EarthCoat within approximately 2 hours after mixing. After reaching full cure EarthCoat will thin back to cure state if remixed ( do not add additional water ) Use within 2 hours after mixing
RECOMMENDED STARTING POINT MIXING RATIOS It is recommended to mix small amount at first to get the feel of the consistency your looking for. All measurements by volume Water EarthCoat 1 Pint 2 Pints 2 Pints 2 Quart\s 1 Quart 2 Quarts 2 Quarts 1 Gallon This material is in the Beta stage ( released to a limited amount of users for testing before official release to general public ) therefore we have special pricing Please contact Herb at 281-399-9334 before ordering
FREE TEST SAMPLE TO OUR CUSTOMERS YOU PAY ONLY FOR SHIPPING & HANDLING MAKES APPROXIMATELY 2 GALLONS $15.00
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