Fundamental Study on Ecosystem Support Canal using Porous Concrete


  • Shushi Sato
  • Yoshihiro Masuma
  • Yuki Hasegawa
  • Man-Kwon Choi
  • Hirohumi Kassai


Porous Concrete, Ecosystem Support, Biodiversity, Bio-adhesive


This research aimed to enhance the compressive strength of porous concrete as well as to develop the porous concrete that can support and improve the ecosystem preservation by itself. Several porous concrete specimens were prepared for the measurement of mechanical properties. As a result, it was confirmed that the radius of coarse aggregate affected significantly to mechanical properties of porous concrete under the same unit weight of cement. It was also revealed that strengths at age 28 days were stable despite of different sizes of coarse aggregate. The bio-adhesive ability of porous concrete specimen was evaluated against water bugs and adhesive algae. Every porous concrete specimen was soaked in same environmental condition at the bottom of actual concrete canal. From this experiment, it was confirmed that preference environment for some specific species of water bugs are possible to be supplied when the porosity and the size of coarse aggregate would be adjusted




How to Cite

Shushi Sato, Yoshihiro Masuma, Yuki Hasegawa, Man-Kwon Choi, & Hirohumi Kassai. (2013). Fundamental Study on Ecosystem Support Canal using Porous Concrete. GEOMATE Journal, 4(8), 580–584. Retrieved from




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