Microbially Induced Calcium Carbonate Precipitation (MICP)

  • MICP briefly aims at utilizing mainly the ureolytic bacteria for calcium carbonate precipitation inside the soils so that higherstrength, lowerpermeability and lowercompressibilitycan be obtained with a much more environmentallyfriendlywaythan most ground improvement techniques.
  • The studies at METU Civil Engineering Department reached a milestone proving the success with precipitation observation via SEM, EDS techniques and image processing methods for the first time in literature, basic soil mechanics tests (UC, DST, TX) and currently the studies are continuing with a priority on detecting the compressibility behavior of treatedsoils. Moreover, the ongoing research also focuses on modeling the precipitation behavior.