Construction Biotechnology

Biogeochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology of Construction Materials and Processes

  • Volodymyr Ivanov
  • Viktor Stabnikov

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Volodymyr Ivanov, Viktor Stabnikov
    Pages 1-22
  3. Volodymyr Ivanov, Viktor Stabnikov
    Pages 23-40
  4. Volodymyr Ivanov, Viktor Stabnikov
    Pages 41-50
  5. Volodymyr Ivanov, Viktor Stabnikov
    Pages 51-75
  6. Volodymyr Ivanov, Viktor Stabnikov
    Pages 77-90
  7. Volodymyr Ivanov, Viktor Stabnikov
    Pages 109-138
  8. Volodymyr Ivanov, Viktor Stabnikov
    Pages 139-178
  9. Volodymyr Ivanov, Viktor Stabnikov
    Pages 179-197
  10. Volodymyr Ivanov, Viktor Stabnikov
    Pages 199-221
  11. Volodymyr Ivanov, Viktor Stabnikov
    Pages 223-234
  12. Volodymyr Ivanov, Viktor Stabnikov
    Pages 235-260
  13. Volodymyr Ivanov, Viktor Stabnikov
    Pages 261-269
  14. Volodymyr Ivanov, Viktor Stabnikov
    Pages 271-277
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 279-317

About this book


This book presents the first comprehensive text on construction biomaterials and bioprocesses. It details aspects of construction biotechnology, a new interdisciplinary area involving applications of environmental and industrial microbiology and biotechnology in geotechnical and civil engineering. It also critically reviews all existing and potential construction biotechnology processes.
It discusses a number of topics including the biotechnological production of new construction materials such as self-healing concrete, construction biocomposites, construction bioplastics, and biotechnological admixtures to cement. It also addresses construction-related processes like biocementation, bioclogging, soil surface fixation and biosealing, microbial cements and grouts, the biocoating of construction material surfaces, the microbiology and biosafety of the construction environment, the prevention of biocorrosion as well as biodeterioration and biofouling in civil engineering. Biomediated precipitation of calcium, magnesium, and iron compounds as carbonates, phosphates, sulphides, and silicate minerals in soil for its clogging and strengthening are considered from geotechnical, chemical, and microbiological points of view. It offers an overview of the basic microbiology that will enable civil engineers to perform the construction biogeochemical processes. Design principles and considerations for different field implementations are discussed from a practical point of view. The book can be used as a textbook for graduate and senior undergraduate students in biotechnology, civil engineering and environmental engineering as well as a reference book for researchers and practitioners working in this new interdisciplinary area. 


Soil Biocementation Soil Bioclogging Microbial Cements Microbial Grouts Prevention of Biocorrosion Prevention of Biofouling Biomimetic Construction Materials Biodeterioration Construction Materials Biodegradation Construction Materials

Authors and affiliations

  • Volodymyr Ivanov
    • 1
  • Viktor Stabnikov
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.National University of Food TechnologiesKievUkraine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1444-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1445-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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