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- Application of microbiology in geotechnical engineering
Application of microbiology in geotechnical engineering
Chu, Jian Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Ivanov, Volodymyr School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
He, Jia School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
- Enhancing shear strength of sand or to make a strong ground
- Mitigation of soil liquefaction during earthquakes by using biogas
- Seepage and erosion control or construction of a water pond in a desert
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Have you ever wondered how a high-rise building can be constructed on soft ground? The answer is that the soft soil can be improved before the construction of the high-rise building. In fact, bacteria, can be used to improve the engineering properties of soil. In this article, the application of this microbial approach to geotechnical engineering, a discipline that deals with soils and foundations, is discussed.
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