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Title: Research advances and challenges in biogeotechnologies
Authors: He, Jia
Chu, Jian
Gao, Yufeng
Liu, Hanlong
Keywords: Environment
Geotechnical Engineering
Engineering::Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2019
Source: He, J., Chu, J., Gao, Y., & Liu, H. (2019). Research advances and challenges in biogeotechnologies. Geotechnical Research, 6(2), 144-155. doi:10.1680/jgere.18.00035
Series/Report no.: Geotechnical Research
Abstract: In recent years, there has been a surge in the study of applying biotechnologies to geotechnical engineering by using microbial processes to change the physical and mechanical behaviour of soils and rocks. Methods based on this approach have been named biogeotechnologies. An overview of the research and development activities in this area in the past years is presented in this paper. The microbial effects that can be utilised in geotechnical engineering involve biocement, microbial desaturation, biofilm and so on. The applications of biogeotechnologies involve soil strengthening, seepage control, mitigation of soil liquefaction, soil erosion control, remediation of contaminated ground and so on. Problems and challenges related to methods for field implementation, monitoring and investigation techniques and environmental impacts are also discussed in this paper.
DOI: 10.1680/jgere.18.00035
Rights: © 2019 The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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