Compressive strength of bacterial concrete by varying concentrations of E.Coli and JC3 bacteria for Self-Healing Concrete
Rajani V Akki1, Sunil S K2, Jitendra S3, Dhananjay M4
1Rajani V Akki*, School of Civil Engineering, Reva University, Bengaluru, India.
2Sunil S K, Civil Engineering Department, Acharya Institute of Technology , Bengaluru, India.
3Jithendra S, Civil Engineering Department, Acharya Institute of Technology , Bangalore, India.
4Dhananjay M, Civil Engineering Department, Acharya Institute of Technology , Bengaluru, India.
Manuscript received on October 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 3659-3661 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4749119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4749.119119
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Abstract: This paper focuses on how the bacterium produces calcite to repair cracks and thereby increases the strength and durability of the concrete. The bacterial concrete can be made by embedding bacteria in the concrete to make it constantly precipitate calcite. Bacillus E Coli and Bacillus Subtilis JC3 are used for this purpose. Bacillus E coli and Bacillus Subtilis JC3 induced at cell concentration 10^5 cells/ml improves properties of concrete. This paper campaigns for the induction of bacteria in concrete for the promotion of self-healing cracks.
Keywords: Calcium Carbonate, Environmental friendly, Crack Free Concrete, Bacterial Concrete.
Scope of the Article: Environmental Engineering