An Attempt To Enhance The Properties Of Concrete Using Bacteria

Author(s):
Falguni Soneri, S.D.C.D.E., Kim, Surat, Gujarat, India; Darshika Patel ,S.C.E.T., Surat, Gujarat, India
Keywords
Bacillus sphericus, Compressive strength, Concrete, Crack
Abstract
Concrete is the most widely used construction material for infrastructure but most concrete structures are prone to cracking. Tiny cracks on the surface of the concrete make the whole structure vulnerable because water seeps in to degrade the concrete and corrode the steel reinforcement greatly reducing the lifespan of a structure. As current crack filling material in concrete proved harmful and toxic. It can be replaced by recent innovative, eco-friendly material – Bacteria. Huge diverse bacterial species can participate in precipitation of mineral carbonate, even in many diverse conditions. Lots of work has been done for Bacillus Sphericus. So through this project we want to show the role of Bacillus Sphericus as crack- healing material in concrete to improve mechanical performance & its effect on various parameters of concrete.	
Reference
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[2]	Chahal Navneet, Rajor Anita and Siddique Rafat, “Calcium Carbonate Precipitation by different Bacterial strains”, African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 10(42), pp. 8359-8372, 8 August, 2011, DOI: 10.5897/AJB11.345, ISSN 1684–5315 © 2011 Academic Journals.
[3]	Day J. L.,“Bacillus subtilis Gene Cluster Involved in Calcium Carbonate Biomineralization”.
[4]	De Belie .N & De Muynck .W, “Crack repair in concrete using biodeposition” , Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting II – Alexander et al (eds) © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-46850-3.
[5]	Dhami NavdeepKaur, Reddy Sudhakara M. and Mukherjee Abhijit, “Biofilm and Microbial Applicationsin Biomineralized Concrete”, Thapar University, Patiala,India. 
Other Details
Paper ID: GRDCF001009
Published in: Conference : Recent Advances in Civil Engineering for Global Sustainability (RACEGS-2016)
Page(s): 41 - 46
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