J Appl Geophy 2018 ;148:234-244
Dept. of Geophysics Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, University of São Paulo - São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Soil stabilization involves methods used to turn unconsolidated and unstable soil into a stiffer, consolidated medium that could support engineered structures, alter permeability, change subsurface flow, or immobilize contamination through mineral precipitation. Among the variety of available methods carbonate precipitation is a very promising one, especially when it is being induced through common soil borne microbes (MICP - microbial induced carbonate precipitation). Such microbial mediated precipitation has the added benefit of not harming the environment as other methods can be environmentally detrimental. Read More