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000265030 0247_ $$2doi$$a10.1016/j.gete.2019.03.001
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000265030 245__ $$aA decade of progress and turning points in the understanding of bio-improved soils: A review
000265030 260__ $$c2019-03-04
000265030 269__ $$a2019-03-04
000265030 336__ $$aReviews
000265030 520__ $$aResearch and practice in the broader fields of civil and geotechnical engineering had long ignored the presence of living microorganisms in the subsurface and the way it impacts conventional practices. In the last 10 years, the term “microbial induced calcite precipitation”, or that of “biogrouting” have gained momentum in the scientific literature. They are often presented as the “next big thing” in geotechnical engineering applications that will solve many kinds of problems, ranging from soil erosion to landslide risk mitigation and liquefaction protection. Are the claimed benefits of the application of microorganisms in conventional geotechnical problems real? The present review work aims to shape a complete and comprehensive understanding of the progress reported in the field of bio-mediated soil improvement. Specific focus is put on pivotal points in this decade-long path which is marked by proof of fundamental concepts at multiple scales. Among the treated literature, reference is made to over forty studies produced after 2016. As soil bio-reinforcement makes its steps towards claiming a spot in mainstream geotechnical practice this review foresees to offer both a look back on how far research has gone and a look forward by evaluating opportunities and challenges which lie ahead.
000265030 536__ $$aFNS$$c200021_140246
000265030 700__ $$g242534$$aTerzis, Dimitrios$$0248054
000265030 700__ $$0240226$$aLaloui, Lyesse$$g105611
000265030 773__ $$tGeomechanics for Energy and the Environment
000265030 8560_ $$fdimitrios.terzis@epfl.ch
000265030 909C0 $$zPasquier, Simon$$xU10264$$pLMS$$mlyesse.laloui@epfl.ch$$0252080
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000265030 960__ $$adimitrios.terzis@epfl.ch
000265030 961__ $$apierre.devaud@epfl.ch
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