Research Outline

Topics: Crab, Mussel, New Zealand green-lipped mussel Pages: 3 (489 words) Published: December 1, 2012
Submitted by : Group 5

Topic: Mussel Shells, Crab carapace and PVC as an alternate aggregate and filler in concrete making

Research Outline
I. Problem and its background (chapter 1)
A. Introduction
1. Concrete Fillers and Aggregates
a. Composition of Aggregates
b. Different Kinds of Filler
2. Mussel shells, Crab carapace and PVC as alternative aggregates and fillers a. Similarities of Mussel shells, Crab carapace and PVC’s to other aggregates and fillers b. Advantages and disadvantages of using Mussel shells, Crab carapace and PVC’s as aggregates and fillers for concretes B. Rationale of the study

C. Significance of the study
D. Hypothesis
II. Review of Related Literature (chapter 2)
A. Nature of the Subject (background)
1. Crustaceans
a. Cancer Pagurus
b. Scylla serrate
2. Mollusks
a. Perna viridis more commonly known as the Asian Green Mussels b. Perna canalicula more commonly known as the Green Lipped Mussels B. Related Studies
1. Characterization of Calcium Carbonate Obtained from Oyster and Mussel Shells and Incorporation in Polypropylene
a. calcium carbonate in mussel and oyster shells used in the formulation of medicine, in construction or as filler in polymer materials b. calcium carbonate from mussel and oyster shells and used as filler in polypropylene compared their properties with polypropylene and commercial calcium carbonate composites. C. Info Sources

III. Methodology
A. Experimental Design Used
1. Brittleness of shells induced by heating in microwave
a. One hour of treatment
b. 18 Shells
B. 6 samples for Mussel shells, Crab Carapace and PVC
C. Materials
D. Procedure

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