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Bio Filter : bioplastic + activated charcoal

 

In 1831, Mr. Touery, a professor at the French Academy of Medicine, drank strychnine, a deadly poison, in front of all his colleagues. He survived. How ? He had combined the lethal dose with activated charcoal. “That’s how powerful activated charcoal is as an emergency decontaminant in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the stomach and intestines. Activated charcoal is considered to be the most effective single agent available. It is used after a person swallows or absorbs almost any toxic drug or chemical.”*

Diagram displaying the major health effects of air pollution, Restology, 2017

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Last year Fab Textiles worked on a flexible bio filter design to reduce the pollution of Monterrey, the most polluted city in Mexico. This research was undertaken for an architecture project named Restology, a multidisciplinary project between architects, interior designers, product designers, fashion designers, material designers, graphic designers, electronic engineers and marketing strategists. During one month, Maria Luisa and I collaborated at Fab Textiles, Fab Lab Barcelona on the development of a bio-composite made of bioplastic mix with activated charcoal.

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Grains of activated charcoal, Fab Textiles, Fab Lab Barcelona, 2017

Liquid mixture of bioplastic and activated charcoal, Restology, 2017

 

Activated charcoal is one material that seems especially applicable to Fab Lab makers, because of its ecologically sound and purifying properties. It is essentially a form of incredibly microporous carbon, processed from natural carbon-rich materials by applying various gases or chemicals to ‘burn’ in tiny holes and thus exponentially increasing its surface area. The result ? A material that can efficiently filter out all manner of impurities and toxins. A super-sponge, if you will. Bioplastics present themselves as an excellent and similarly sustainable substrate for activated charcoal with a wide range of uses.

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Bio-composite module tests, Restology, 2017

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During the material research, Maria Luisa and I tried out 10 different recipes to discover the correct ratio of ingredients that provided the most appropriate amount of flexibility for using activated charcoal as a filter. For this research, we decided to use gelatin as our biopolymer and glycerol as our plasticizer. By experimenting with the quantities of glycerol relative to activated charcoal, one can influence the degree of flexibility of the mixture. Maria Luisa told me that in the previous experiments  with her team, the issue was that the samples were cracking  after the drying process. Probably because the bioplastic mixture was containing too much activated charcoal according to the glycerol ratio.

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Bio-composite recipe experimentations, Fab Textiles, Fab Lab Barcelona, 2017

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At the end of the experiments, we succeeded to have good results, with samples with different flexibility (hard like a rock to flexible like rubber) and textures (Rough to Smooth and Matte to Shiny). I noticed that some of the samples were conductive, an interesting fact that we could use for future e-textiles and wearables.

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Bio-composite recipe experimentations, Fab Textiles, Fab Lab Barcelona, 2017

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Samples

Water

Gelatin

Activated Charcoal

Glycerol

Flexibility

Texture

Conductivity

Resistance

10 cm

#1

100 ml

25 g

15 g

No

Hard

Smooth & Matte

Conductive

80 – 200 Ohm

#2

100 ml

25 g

15 g

10 g

Hard

Smooth & Matte

Conductive

100 – 200 Ohm

#3

100 ml

25 g

15 g

25 g

Very Flexible

Smooth & Shiny

Conductive

150 – 200 Ohm

#4

100 ml

25 g

15 g

35 g

Very Flexible

Smooth & Shiny

Non conductive

#5

100 ml

25 g

5 g

10 g

Flexible

Rough & Shiny

Non conductive

#6

100 ml

26 g

16 g

10 g

Shapeable

Rough & Shiny

Conductive

100 – 200 Ohm

#7

100 ml

16 g

16 g

10 g

Flexible

Smooth & Matte

Conductive

150 – 200 Ohm

#8

100 ml

50 g

16 g

10 g

Bendable

Rough & Matte

Non conductive

#9

70 ml

26 g

16 g

10 g

Flexible

Rough & Matte

Non conductive

#10

130 ml

26 g

16 g

20 g

Flexible

Rough & Matte

Non

Conductive

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Some samples made for the Restology project were sent to the laboratory to be tested. The scan of electrons viewed in the microscope shows that the best recipe for creating a bio filter is one with the greatest amount of activated charcoal and almost as much glycerol as gelatin for better flexibility. The amount of ingredients use for this recipe is 20% glycerol , 28% gelatin, 57% activated charcoal and 14% water. Compared to the others, this recipe presented the highest average pore-size of 50μm, “creating a set of thin porous walls one behind another with inside cavities allowing the filtration of air pollutants.”**

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Microscope scan of the bio-composite electrons, Restology, 2017

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The laboratory analysis proved that one of the activated charcoal and bioplastic mixture was porous enough to fix pollutant particles. To validate the filtering potential of this bio-composite, the Restology researchers developed a machine measuring microparticles and gases such as NH3, Nox, Alcohol, Benzen, Smoke, CO2… This two-chambered device contains an Arduino system connected to two sensors : one reading dust density (GP2Y1010AU0F sensor) and one calculating air quality (MQ135 sensor). The two chambers are separated by the bio-composite filter, the polluted air is introduced in the first chamber, measured, and then remeasured in the second chamber after passing through the bio filter.

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Data compilation machine : measuring air particles and gas, Restology, 2017

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3 Days try out results, data compilation machine : measuring air particles and gas, Restology, 2017

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OUTDOOR & INDOOR RESTOLOGY MODULE

Outdoor filter module : concrete, bioplastic and activated charcoal, Restology, 2017

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Indoor filter module : bioplastic and activated charcoal, Restology, 2017

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* E-Medecine Health Article, Medical Author: John P.Cunha, DO, FACOEP and Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor / Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical car.

 

** Restology, absorption of suspended particles through bioplastic and activated charcoal, multidisciplinary thesis, Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseno de Monterrey S.C., 7 December 2017.

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Article written by Clara Davis

 

 

Collaborative research at Fab Textiles, Fab Lab Barcelona :

– Textile Designer & Material Researcher : Clara Davis

– Fashion Designer : Maria Luisa

 

Restology project at Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey, S.C. :

– Architects : Ada Gloria, Ana Maria, Andrea Lizette, Carla Ruiz, Maria De Lourdes, Oscar Javier

– Interior Designers : Barbara Garza, Kathia Quintanilla, Juana Valeria

– Product Designers : Priscila Luna, Roberto Luis, Veronica Saldana

– Fashion Designers : Dana Mayeli, Estefania Flores,  Maria Luisa

– Graphic Designers : Melissa Chapa, Sara Eugenia

– Digital & Multimedia Artist : Cristina Adriana

– Marketing Strategy : Ana Graciela, Mayra Valeria

 

 

-> About Restology project : https://www.trendhunter.com/trends/reduce-air-pollution

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Barcelona Maker Faire 2017

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This year the team FabTextiles (Fab Lab Barcelona) of Anastasia Pistofidou and Clara Davis participated to the Maker Faire Barcelona 2017.

Maybe you are wondering what is a MakerFaire ? A Maker Faire is a world event gathering makers : creators, innovative craftsmans, inventors and engineers. This Maker Movement is about using technology, creating new ways to produce together, learning how to do it yourself for changing our industry. The first Maker Faire was established by Dale Dougherty, one of the creators of Make Magazine, in San Mateo, California, in 2006. The goal is to introduce to the people the latest inventions and innovations, to teach them how to do it themselves with workshops, to discuss with them about different topics and to allow makers to meet each other and share their knowledge.

 stand fabtextiles barcelona maker faire 2017 Fab Textiles stand at the Barcelona Maker Faire 2017

For the Maker Faire Barcelona 2017, FabTextiles presented :

  • three pieces of the ECOcyborg collection thought by Alex-Murray Leslie, a collaborative work with IED school and FabTextiles (Fab Lab Barcelona)
  • a laser cut parametric origami hat and two seamless garment design by Anastasia Pistofidou
  • a 3d printed top assembled by Clara Davis
  • a bioplastic collection of accessories created by Aldana Persia and Clara Davis

écocyborg Three looks of the ECOcyborg collection tought by Alex-Murray Leslie, a collaborative work with IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) Barcelona and Fab Textiles (Fab Lab Barcelona). First look, electroluminescent woven shoulder piece on top of a laser cut petticoat. Second look, retro-futuristic biopastic shirt made with ultraviolet colors pigments. Third look, 3d printed chainmail coating dress.

3d printed top copie 3d printed top, chainmail assembled by Clara Davis, you can follow the DIY on this page.

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FabTextiles showed but also shared. On their booth, they revealed to the public The secrets of bioplastic and gave the opportunity to learn how to do it yourself by distributing the recipe used for the Bioplastic Collection. Anastasia Pistofidou animated the discussion about embedding digital and Bio Technology in Fashion and Clara Davis gave two workshops : learn how to fold a stone paper origami hat and create your own jewelry with the bioplastic collection waste.

workshop1 workshop2 people1 people2    people3people5Workshops : learning how to fold a parametric stone paper origami hat and creating jewelry with bioplastic collection waste.

Thanks to the FabTextiles team : Anastasia Pistofidou, Clara Davis, Aldana Persia and Sabina Micheli

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Dye Sublimation Transfer Printer

 

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This project is a series of garments made as a collaboration between FabTextiles and Roland DG, using Texart RT-640 Dye Sublimation Plotter.

The collaboration is based on the possibility of providing the fab lab community with the access to a ready to print textile plotter and encouraging everybody to get to learn the process and the different fabrics that are available of the market for Dye Sublimation Transfer printing.

Custom digital textiles prints are existing in the market as online services, still they is a problematic of the designer not being able to touch and chose the desired fabric, which eventually creates a limited variety and potential in customization.

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The printed patterns are a glitch generated by an old mac computer before shutting down forever generating a pixelated 2 dimensional landscape.  Other prints are based on  a series called Spaghetti Art, ¨glitches¨ made by an FDM 3D printer, where the printed object resulted a failure. Images of failed 3D prints were processed and converted to repetitive patterns.

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Fashion Designer : Saeunn Kjartansdottir

Prints : Anastasia Pistofidou, Cristian Rizzuti

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SSIC AND PAUL shop front mannequins

SSIC AND PAUL saw our work of making custom digital fabricated mannequins and commissioned us to produce mannequins for the shop front. (Carrer dels Santjoanistes, 14, 08006 Barcelona).

The mannequins are manufactured by the process of laser cutting after using MakeHuman application and 123d Make to produce the files to cut. You can find the designs for downloading here

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3D mannequin

The Mannequin project started with a 3D conception.

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Laser cut aprons

In the fab textiles we made a laser cut apron for the fab lab members. The aprons are made from raw denim and they contain special pockets for the fab lab tools.

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Fashion design exploration with Natural hemp fibers

The Barcelona Fab textiles based in
 the Stigmergic Fibers (A new approach to material behaviour) designed by Jean Akanish, 
Jin Shihui
, Alexander Dolan and 
Ali Yerdel in the Master for Advanced Architecture (IAAC 2012-2013_
Digital Tectonics – Fabrication Ecologies) is working in a new technology for fashion design related with natural hemp fibers.

FabTextilesThis material is a non-woven material that allows applications without sewing on structures allowing continuity and multiple densities.

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Using natural hemp fibers and white glue, the application on wearables opens new concepts in fashion design based on ecological concepts.
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Watch the video about the process in the next link:

Video of the exploration process.

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3D printed shoes

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3D printing shoes from a sketch notebook is a project that could only become true through an incubator of the FabLabBcn.

A fashion design student in collaboration with a fablab expert have developed this 3d printed shoes. The procedure was the 3d modeling of the garment and fabricating with a PLA Makerbot Replicator 2.

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T-Splines plugin for Rhinoceros, screenshot of the model

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Render of the shoe

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Project made by Natalia Sushchenko IED student and Anya Popova FabLabBCN team