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Investigation of the Effective Parameters of Travertine Stones Healing Using Bio-Grouting

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This article examines the optimal components and conditions of bio-grouting (microbial precipitation of calcium carbonate) as a new healing technique for travertine stones. Laboratory tests (determining the calcium carbonate content, porosity, and P-wave velocity ratio) were designed and performed based on the response surface methodology to determine the stone healing potential. Quadratic models were proposed to assess the results. In conclusion, the identical concentrations of urea and calcium chloride (components of bio-grout) and operating at the ambient temperature of 15 centigrade degrees leads to better healing. The treatment quality will decrease if stones are washed with acidic or alkaline solutions.

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Fayyazi, A., Doostmohammadi, R. Investigation of the Effective Parameters of Travertine Stones Healing Using Bio-Grouting. J Min Sci 58, 1069–1083 (2022).

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