Laboratory and Field Testing of Enzyme and Microbially Induced Carbonate Precipitation for Mitigation of Fugitive Dust at the Salton Sea

Project ID: 21016
Principal Investigator: Angel Gutierrez
Research Topic: Public and Employee Safety
Funded Fiscal Years: 2021, 2022 and 2023
Keywords: None

Research Question

Enzyme induced carbonate precipitation (EICP) and microbially induced carbonate precipitation (MICP) are two emerging technologies that offer the potential for sustainable, cost effective mitigation of fugitive dust. The project will result in a demonstration of the efficacy and potential environmental impact of EICP and MICP for fugitive dust control, including the potential impact of residue from agricultural runoff in the Salton Sea playa on the effectiveness of these techniques.

Need and Benefit

Discussed research category with the research coordinator and was provided guidance to place project under the sediment management category; the project scope makes it difficult to align with the current research category and needs listed.

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Last Updated: 6/22/20