Scientists to Test Gravel Stabilizer System in Antarctica

7 Dec 2021


From left: Slavoj Čegan (Čegan, s.r.o.), Jana Daňková (TTO MU), Jiří Tocháček (CEITEC BUT), Pavel Kapler (Czech Antarctic Research Programme manager).

This year, scientists will start testing the ČEGAN gravel stabilizer system in the harsh Antarctic climate with temperatures reaching -35°C. This system can be used in urban and residential projects to stabilize gravel, sand and soil surfaces. At the polar station, the scientists will use it to reinforce the footpath between the containers with technological equipment and supplies.

The sample will be exposed to water, ice, strong UV radiation, gusty wind and other harsh Antarctic conditions. The testing will take several years. If this fully recyclable stabilizer succeeds, it can apply for the Tested in Antarctica trademark.

Besides testing the declared properties, materials testing will be carried out as well in cooperation with Assoc. Prof. Jiří Tocháček of CEITEC BUT.


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