Bio-mediated Method for Improving the Erosion Resistance of Coastal Embankment

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a bio-mediated technique that would enable enzyme induced calcite precipitation (EICP) under varying temperatures to improve the physical properties of soil embankment and mitigate coastal erosion in the State of New Jersey. The intended outcome of the project is a final report to be distributed to a broad range of agencies across the region as well as a technical synthesis report that will include a set of concise but comprehensive recommendations for successfully implementing the developed technique with the existing NJ coastal soils. The developed bio-mediated soil reinforcing technique will be readily available to be deployed on the selected embankment sites of interest along NJ coastal roadways.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $150360
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Aero Aggregates of North Americ

    1500 Chester Pike
    Eddystone, PA  United States  19022

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Project Managers:

    Loux, Theresa

    Szary, Patrick

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rowan University

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    201 Mullica Hill Road
    Glassboro, NJ  United States  08028
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhu, Cheng

  • Start Date: 20220701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20231231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01866253
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG71
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2022 2:26PM