a. Raw Material: What are the raw materials that make up the material? How are the raw materials extracted?
Oshenite is produced from a renewable marine mineral called “oolitic aragonite”, a form of calcium carbonate sustainably harvested from sea beds in the Bahamas, 65 miles off the Florida coast. “Oolitic aragonite” is from microscopic bio matter such as plankton and algae. It is sourced from a region of the Bahamas basin, 65 miles off the Florida coast. The material is dredged from the seabed, cleaned, dried and being bagged for use.
b. Processing: How are the raw materials processed to make the material under investigation?
The raw materials of Oshenite is” oolitic aragonite”, a mineral that constantly replenishes itself as part of a unique ocean phenomenon occurring on the Bahaman Bank approximately 50 miles off the coast of Florida. The process is biogenic origins and undergoes photosynthesis — as temperatures change in the shallow waters, microscopic bio matter such as plankton and algae are churned in carbonate-rich waters. Crystalline layers slowly build to form an oolite; when they become heavy enough to sink (approximately 4-5 years), countless millions of these oolites precipitate, forming oolitic aragonite sediment banks of …show more content…
Frist, when used as a filler for commodity plastics. This fine powder is added to plastics such as polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), reducing by up to 40% the amount of plastic used ,Research studies indicate that the phenomenon produces vast amounts of the mineral (estimates are 20 million tons a year). Second, During formation of the oolitic aragonite, specifically during the mineralization phase, organic carbon is captured. Photosynthesis occurs during the process, so inorganic carbon is also captured from the atmosphere. Using 1mm lbs of Oshenite has the same carbon-reducing effect as planting 92 trees.(By Dr. Ramani