Bio-cementation through controlled dissolution and recrystallization of calcium carbonate

Bio-cementation through controlled dissolution and recrystallization of calcium carbonate •Limestone dissolved in lactic acid was used as calcium source for bio-cementation.•Consolidation of sand was achieved through enzyme induced carbonate precipitation.•Solutions containing lactate gave rise to spherical shaped calcite crystals.•Limestone in aggregate resulted in small, scattered precipitated calcite crystals. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Construction and Building Materials Elsevier

Bio-cementation through controlled dissolution and recrystallization of calcium carbonate

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0950-0618
eISSN
1879-0526
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.02.059
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Abstract

•Limestone dissolved in lactic acid was used as calcium source for bio-cementation.•Consolidation of sand was achieved through enzyme induced carbonate precipitation.•Solutions containing lactate gave rise to spherical shaped calcite crystals.•Limestone in aggregate resulted in small, scattered precipitated calcite crystals.

Journal

Construction and Building MaterialsElsevier

Published: Apr 10, 2018

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