Current trends and biotechnology infused cleaner production of biomaterials for the construction industry: A critical review

Dhanasingh Sivalinga, Vijayan and Devarajan, Parthiban and Ramalingam, Balachandar and Soudagar, Manzoore Elahi M and Mohanavel, Vinayagam and Khan, T M Yunus and Shahapurkar, Kiran and Cuce, Erdem (2024) Current trends and biotechnology infused cleaner production of biomaterials for the construction industry: A critical review. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 19. pp. 833-849. ISSN 1748-1325

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Over the last few decades, there has been a significant awareness established to accept the idea of biotechnology in the field of construction. This growth in awareness has occurred tremendously. In today's world, the development of new building materials and processes that make use of biobased components, such as microorganisms and materials that are mediated by microbes, is an example of developing scientific technology. In general, building materials that are produced through the use of biotechnology, such as cement and grout, are seen as being environmentally benign, affordable, and sustainable. In contrast to traditional cementitious materials, bio-based cementitious materials has the potential to considerably contribute to a large role in reducing the negative impact that the building sector has on the surrounding environment. The purpose of this review work is to present a contemporary evaluation of biotechnology and biobased materials to assess existing developments and suggest new prospective routes for the advancement of construction biotechnology. Based on this study, it was observed that the inclusion of biotechnology can significantly increase the engineering behaviour of cement concrete and weak foundation soil. Hence, its was recommened to implement the idea of biotechnology as effectively in the building industry to obtain the major environmental and economic benefits it offers.

Item Type: Article
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7 September 2023Accepted
8 April 2024Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bio-cement, Bio-enzymes, Bio-polymers, Green construction, Soil stabilization
Subjects: CAH10 - engineering and technology > CAH10-01 - engineering > CAH10-01-01 - engineering (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Dept. of Engineering
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2024 13:44
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2024 13:44

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