Bio-cementation as an Alternative Ground Improvement Technique

Dr Rajibul Karim

Biocementation tehcniques such as Enzyme induced carbonate precipitation (EICP) and Micorbial induced carbonate precipitation (MICP) have significant potential for many scientific and engineering applications, such as binding discrete soil particles and improving their strength, reducing soil liquefaction potential, surface erosion control, reducing permeability, and heavy metal contaminant remediation. This talk discusses some of the latest developments in the area of EICP and MICP in geotechnical application including the treatment processes involved, treated material behaviour, potential applications and a sustainability analysis for a hypothetical scenario.

About the speaker

Dr Rajibul Karim Senior lecturer, University of South Australia

Dr. Rajibul Karim is currently working as a senior lecturer at the University of South Australia. Before joining here, Dr. Karim has worked as a researcher in different institutions around the world including the University of New South Wales, Australia and Queen’s University Belfast in the United Kingdom. Over the last decade, Dr. Karim has made valuable contributions in different areas of Geotechnical Engineering including, soft soil engineering, constitutive modelling of soft soil behaviour, ground improvement, bio-cementation, soil-atmospheric boundary interaction, expansive soils behaviour, soil-structure interaction, liquefaction behaviour of granular materials and pavement engineering.

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