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Mitigation of Earthquake-Induced Soil Liquefaction via Microbial Denitrification: A Two-Stage Process

Abstract The dissimilatory reduction of nitrate, or denitrification, offers the potential of a sustainable, cost effective method for the non-disruptive mitigation of earthquake-induced soil liquefaction. Worldwide, trillions of dollars of infrastructure are at risk for liquefaction damage in earthquake prone regions. However, most techniques for remediating liquefiable soils are either not applicable to sites near existing infrastructure, or are prohibitively expensive. Recently, laboratory studies have shown the potential for biogeotechnical soil improvement techniques such as microbially induced carbonate precipitation (MICP) to mitigate liquefaction potential in a non-disruptive manner. Multiple microbial processes have been identified for M... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor O'Donnell, Sean Thomas (Author) / Kavazanjian, Edward (Advisor) / Rittmann, Bruce (Committee member) / Houston, Sandra (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Environmental engineering / Geotechnology / Denitrification / Desaturation / Liquefaction Mitigation / Microbially Induced Carbonate Precipitation / Soil Improvement
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 190 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil and Environmental Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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