Volume 9, No. 2, December 2023

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  • ISSN: 2395-647X (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title:  Int. J. Geol. Earth Sci.
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Evaluation on Solidification Effect of Silty Sand Based on Biomineralization Technology

Yuyuan Chen1, *, Hemanta Hazarika1, and Yuke Wang2
1.Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 819-0385, Japan; Email: hazarika@civil.kyushu-u.ac.jp (H.H.)
2.College of Water Conservancy Science and Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, 450001, China Email: ykewang@163.com (Y.W.)
*Correspondence: chen.yuyuan.137@s.kyushu-u.ac.jp (Y.Y.C.)

Abstract—Biomineralization has been widely used as an economical, clean and sustainable method for soil consolida-tion. In this paper, calcium carbonate precipitation process was catalyzed by soybean urease, and the mechanical prop-erties and microstructure of the bio-treated sandy silt were evaluated by unconfined compressive strength (UCS) test, scanning electron microscope (SEM). The procedures of deriving soybean crude urease and bio-treatment for soil column samples were performed. The optimum concentra-tion and grouting time of the biological solidification solu-tion were determined. The findings demonstrate that the unconfined compressive strength of bio-treated sample reaches the maximum value of 9.87 MPa at the cement solu-tion concentration of 1.5mol/L and the grouting times of 10. The CaCO3 precipitation formed in the samples gathered at the contact point and the surface of the soil particles. mean-while, it can observe in SEM image that crystal clusters were formed. The above test results provide primary da-tasets and theoretical instruction for the application in the solidification of sandy silt.
Keywords—Soybean urease, enzyme-induced calcium car-bonate precipitation (EICP), unconfined compressive strength, microstructure

Cite: Yuyuan Chen, Hemanta Hazarika, Yuke Wang, "Evaluation on Solidification Effect of Silty Sand Based on Biomineralization Technology," International Journal of Geology and Earth Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 16-20, December 2023. doi: 10.18178/ijges.9.2.16-20

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