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Development of a new hybrid-biological soil treatment technology for low-carbon/sustainable land use and climate change related geohazard mitigation

  • develop a new biological soil treatment method by combining biopolymer-based soil treatment (BPST) and
    enzyme-induced calcite precipitation (EICP) techniques

  • Implement the new combined biological soil treatment technology to geohazard mitigation practices

Period

2022.09 ~ 2026.02

Budget

682,300,000 KRW

Sponsor

National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea

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Investigation of a new geo-material to improve the thermal conductivity of backfills around underground power cables

  • Investigating new low carbon emitting materials to enhance the thermal conductivity of soil

  • Implement the new geo-material for subsurface power cable backfills

Period

2022.03 ~ 2023.10

Budget

150,000,000 KRW

Sponsor

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

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Ground electric conductivity database development considering ground condition variation

  • Soil electrical resistivity assessment from micro-to-macro scales

  • Considering in-situ ground environment conditions (e.g. moisture content, relative density, organic contents) variation

  • Establishment of comprehensive ground electric conductivity database for AI-based regression and prediction

Period

2022.01 ~ 2024.06

Budget

120,000,000 KRW

Sponsor

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

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Biopolymer-based soil treatment (BPST) for post-wildfire site erosion control

  • Characterization of the soil property variation affected by surface burnt during wildfires

  • Implementation of BPST to mitigate surface soil erosion after wildfires

  • BPST application to promote site recovery of burnt wildfire sites

Period

2020.10 ~ 2023.09

Budget

60,000,000 KRW

Sponsor

Ajou University (Start-up grant for New Academics)

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Development of biopolymer-based excavation slurry material for machine tunneling

  • Development of a new environmentally-friendly bio-based slurry material to be used for TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) excavation practices.

  • Laboratory investigations on physical and chemical properties of biopolymers and biopolymer-soil mixutres .

Period

2019.01 ~ 2021.12

Budget

$185,000 AUD

Sponsor

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

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Rapid improvement of levee structures

  • Development of a new environmentally-friendly construction material and its application methods to rapidly improve and strength and control the hydraulic conductivity of earthen (soil) levee structures.

  • Development of the new construction material is going to be proceeded by using microbial biopolymers.

  • Erosion tests using modified jet-hole and hydraulic flume equipment.

Period

2017.04 ~ 2020.12

Budget

$330,000 AUD

Sponsor

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT), Korea

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Development of non-cement biopolymer-based rapid ground improvement method for vertical tunnel excavation

  • Development of a non-cement / biopolymer based grouting material.

  • Hydraulic conductivity of biopolymer-injected soils with effective stress and pore pressure variations

  • Evaluation of injection efficiency and ground/bio-grout/structure interactions

Period

2017.05 ~ 2020.06

Budget

$130,000 AUD

Sponsor

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT), Korea