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A Review on interlocking compressed earth blocks (ICEB) with addition of bacteria

Juki, Mohd Irwan and Zamer, M. M. and Othman, Norzila (2015) A Review on interlocking compressed earth blocks (ICEB) with addition of bacteria. In: IConCEES 2015, 01-02 December 2015, Melaka, Malaysia.

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Interlocking Compressed Earth Block (ICEB) are cement stabilized soil blocks that allow for dry stacked construction. Because of this characteristic, the process of building walls is faster and requires less skilled labour as the blocks are laid dry and lock into place. However there are plenty room for improving the interlocking blocks by increase its durability. Durability of bricks are affected by several factors and one of them are water absorption. High water absorption level will results in low durability. Many studies have been conducted in order to improve the durability of bricks by using environmentally method. One of the method is by inducing bacteria into bricks. Bacteria in brick induced calcite precipitation (calcite crystals) to cover the cracks continuously. Therefore, the issues of durability of bricks can be fully solved. This paper offer a review on interlocking compressed earth blocks and the use of bacteria in reducing water absorption level.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 07:58
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 07:58
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8461
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