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An Experimental Analysis of Bacterial Concrete from Food Wastage

Author(s):

M. Shanmugaraj , VSVN Polytechnic College

Keywords:

Bacillus Cereus

Abstract

The objective of the present investigation is to obtain the performance of the concrete by using bacteria from the food wastages. One such thought has lead to the development of a very special concrete known as Bacterial Concrete where bacteria is induced in the mortars and concrete to heal up the faults. Researchers with different bacteria have proposed different bacterial concrete’s. Bacillus cereus bacteria's are mostly available in the food wastages. Cement concrete cubes and Cylinders with four particular cell concentrations were cast and control specimen was also cast. This study showed a significant increase in the compressive strength was observed due to the addition of bacteria for a cell concentration ml of mixing water. By visual analysis, it is noted that pores were partially filled up by material growth with the addition of the bacteria. Reduction in pore due to such material growth will obviously increase the material strength. Concrete cubes with and without addition of bacteria were cast and it is observed that there is an improvement in the compressive strength for the cubes with the addition of bacteria. Concrete Cylinder with and without additions of bacteria were cast and it is observed that there is an improvement in the split tensile strength for the Cylinder with the addition of bacteria.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I110206
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 11
Publication Date: 01/11/2019
Page(s): 307-310

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