Phase II Evaluation of Waste Concrete Road Materials for Use in Oyster Aquaculture - Field Test

The overall objective of this project was to determine the suitability of waste concrete from road projects as bottom conditioning material for on bottom oyster aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay. The objectives for Phase 2 are to: (1) evaluate the potential introduction of organisms attracted to the reclaimed concrete aggregate (RCA) pile that may be potential predators of oyster spat; and (2) determine potential impacts or disruptions in the use of traditional harvesting gear on aquaculture areas conditioned with RCA. As appropriate, recommendations of thickness of native shell overburden will be provided to mitigate any identified impacts.


    • English


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $129522.00
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Maryland State Highway Administration

      707 N Calvert Street
      Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
    • Performing Organizations:

      National Center for Transportation Management, Research and Development

      Morgan State University
      1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Montebello D-206
      Baltimore, MD  United States  21251
    • Principal Investigators:

      Bundy, Mark

    • Start Date: 20130501
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140531
    • Source Data: RiP Project 34564

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01485432
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC03
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jul 2 2013 1:01AM