Articles | Volume 20, issue 14
Research article
21 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 21 Jul 2023

A multi-phase biogeochemical model for mitigating earthquake-induced liquefaction via microbially induced desaturation and calcium carbonate precipitation

Caitlyn A. Hall, Andre van Turnhout, Edward Kavazanjian Jr., Leon A. van Paassen, and Bruce Rittmann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1419', Albert Valocchi, 02 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Caitlyn Hall, 11 Mar 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1419', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Caitlyn Hall, 11 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Mar 2023) by Tina Treude
AR by Caitlyn Hall on behalf of the Authors (30 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 May 2023) by Tina Treude
AR by Caitlyn Hall on behalf of the Authors (22 May 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Earthquake-induced soil liquefaction poses a significant global threat. Microbially induced desaturation and precipitation (MIDP) via denitrification is a potentially sustainable, non-disruptive bacteria-driven ground improvement technique under existing structures. We developed a next-generation biogeochemical model to understand and predict the behavior of MIDP in the natural environment to design field-based hazard mitigation treatments.
Final-revised paper