Bacterial Concrete: New Era For Construction Industry
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2013 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2013|
|Authors : Mayur Shantilal Vekariya , Prof. Jayeshkumar Pitroda|
Mayur Shantilal Vekariya , Prof. Jayeshkumar Pitroda. "Bacterial Concrete: New Era For Construction Industry". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT). V4(9):4128-4137 Sep 2013. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group.
Micro - cracks are the ma in cause to structural failure. One way to circumvent costly manual maintenance and repair is to incorporate an autonomous self - healing mechanism in concrete. One such an alternative repair mechanism is currently being studied, i.e. a novel technique based on the application of bio - mineralization of bacteria in concrete. The applicability of specifically calcite mineral precipitating bacteria for concrete repair and plugging of pores and cracks in concrete has been recently investigated and studies on the possibility of using specific bacteria as a sustainable and concrete - embedded self - healing agent was studied and results from ongoing studies are discussed. Synthetic polymers such as epoxy treatment etc . are currently being used for repair of concrete are harmful to the environment, hence the us e of a biological repair technique in concrete is focused. Recently, it is found that microbial mineral precipitation resulting from metabolic activities of favourable microorganisms in concrete improved the overall behaviour of concrete. Hence in this pap er define the bacterial concrete, its classification and types of bacteria, chemical process to fix the crack by bacteria, advantages and dis - advantages and possibilities of application of MICP (Microorganism used for Calcium Carbonate Precipitation in Concrete) in construction area by literature review are discussed
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