“Asian carp” is a common all-encompassing term for species of silver, bighead and black carp originating from Asia which are found in American river systems. Introduced in the 1970’s to filter pond water, they escaped into the waterways of the Mississippi River Basin and have exploded in population dominating every ecosystem they come in contact with.
Making an industrial use out of Asian carp could lead to the eradication of the fish by using Asian carp fish ash (the burned remains of the fish) as a concrete admixture, our product “Carp-Crete” is lighter then conventionally used concrete. The applications for this could be used on projects such as roads and retaining walls and various other projects where concrete can be used.
“Carp-Crete” is a concrete which uses Asian carp fish ash (the burned remains of the carp) as an admixture. The core principle behind the development of Carp-Crete stems from attempting to find a beneficial use for a waste product in a civil engineering application. Our goal is to show that fish ash can be used to make a concrete mix.