Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation

Improved strength and durability of concrete by bacterial carbonate precipitation

Authors
Peihao Li, Chongqi Liu, Wei Zhou
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Peihao Li
Available Online April 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmra-15.2015.24How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Bacterial carbonate precipitation; Concrete; Compressive strength; Durability; Water absorption
Abstract
Bacterial induced carbonate precipitation has led to the exploration of improvement technique about strength and durability of concrete. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of bacterial carbonate precipitation on strength and the durability of concrete specimens. The influence of bacterial induced precipitation on concrete strength was studied through compressive strength test. Water absorption and the resistance towards carbonation of concrete were analyzed by water absorptivity test and concrete accelerated carbonation test, respectively. Experimental results show that bacterial induced carbonate precipitation is able to make the improvement in concrete compressive strength. Bacterial induced calcite precipitation on the surface of concrete specimens result in a decrease of capillary water uptake and carbonation rate constant, and an increase in resistance towards degradation processes.
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Proceedings
3rd International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
April 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-76-9
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmra-15.2015.24How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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