Making bio-bricks out of sand and urine!

CTRandall

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An awesome development in South Africa : Scientists have found a way to make bricks suitable for construction out of sand, bacteria and human urine. They can be made at room temperature (don't need kiln-firing like normal bricks) and the primary byproducts are nitrogen and phosphates, which can be used as fertilizers.

From now on, Pee-Houses are going to be a standard item in all of my sci-fi writing!

P.S. This is not one of my Aprol Fool's posts. Super-honest!
 

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An awesome development in South Africa : Scientists have found a way to make bricks suitable for construction out of sand, bacteria and human urine. They can be made at room temperature (don't need kiln-firing like normal bricks) and the primary byproducts are nitrogen and phosphates, which can be used as fertilizers.

From now on, Pee-Houses are going to be a standard item in all of my sci-fi writing!

P.S. This is not one of my Aprol Fool's posts. Super-honest!
Sadly, you've been beaten to it.

The Falco series of books, set in Rome AD 80 ish has our hero pissing in the tank under his flat I think for the tanning tanning industry (although it may have been laundry related).

Piss features quite a lot in historical industrial processes. So it wouldn't be too far fetched to include it in SFF.

@dannymcg I'm surprised at you. It has to be grade A builders sand - white fine grit.

Fortunately for you, the secret ingrediant is Goose sh*t.
 

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