Biomineralization of calcium carbonates and their engineered applications: a review
The present review sheds light on benefits of bacterial biominerals over traditional agents and also the issues that lie in the path of successful commercialization of the technology of microbially induced calcium carbonate precipitation from lab to field scale.
Lactose mother liquor as an alternative nutrient source for microbial concrete production by Sporosarcina pasteurii
- V. Achal, A. Mukherjee, P. Basu, M. Reddy
- Chemistry, MedicineJournal of Industrial Microbiology…
- 1 March 2009
It is demonstrated that microbial calcite acts as a sealing agent for filling the gaps or cracks and fissures in constructed facilities and natural formations alike.
Strain improvement of Sporosarcina pasteurii for enhanced urease and calcite production
It is suggested that calcite production by the mutant through biomineralization processes is highly effective and may provide a useful strategy as a sealing agent for filling the gaps or cracks and fissures in any construction structures.
Deeper groundwater chemistry and geochemical modeling of the arsenic affected western Bengal basin, West Bengal, India
Microbial Concrete: Way to Enhance the Durability of Building Structures
Natural processes, such as weathering, faults, land subsidence, earthquakes, and human activities, create fractures and fissures in concrete structures that can reduce the service life of the…
Biomineralization of calcium carbonate polymorphs by the bacterial strains isolated from calcareous sites.
- N. Dhami, M. Reddy, A. Mukherjee
- Materials ScienceJournal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
- 1 May 2013
Five ureolytic bacterial isolates capable of inducing calcium carbonate precipitation were isolated from calcareous soils on the basis of production of urease, carbonic anhydrase, extrapolymeric substances, and biofilm to evaluate the technology of MICCP.
Regional hydrostratigraphy and groundwater flow modeling in the arsenic-affected areas of the western Bengal basin, West Bengal, India
The first documented interpretation of the regional-scale hydrostratigraphy and groundwater flow is presented for a ∼21,000-km2 area of the arsenic-affected districts of West Bengal [Murshidabad,…
Chemical evolution in the high arsenic groundwater of the Huhhot basin (Inner Mongolia, PR China) and its difference from the western Bengal basin (India)
Effect of calcifying bacteria on permeation properties of concrete structures
- V. Achal, A. Mukherjee, M. Reddy
- Materials ScienceJournal of Industrial Microbiology…
- 1 September 2011
The results suggest that calcifying bacteria play an important role in enhancing the durability of concrete structures and the economization of the biocalcification process.