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IJESD 2015 Vol.6(10): 767-774 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.696

Bacterial “Masons” at Work with Wastes for Producing Eco-cement

O. A. Cuzman, L. Wittig, F. J. Royo Abancéns, C. Herrera, N. R. Anastasi, and L. Sánchez Alonso
Abstract—Industrial waste is now a global concern, causing environmental and economic harm. Industries are rapidly trying to find a solution, searching for optimal ways to manage waste and to change the most common practices, as landfill or incineration. Industrial waste is a very heavy burden for the environment, where a significant proportion of this industrial waste is attributable to construction and demolition waste. To mitigate these threats, a novel biomimetic technology for enzyme-based microbial carbonate precipitation was tested, converting industrial wastes into an ecological product. Within the European Ecocement project (FP7-Grant 282922), a novel eco-cement product was obtained by recovering valuable resources from different industries such as the dairy industry, cement industry and poultry growing industry. The eco-cement product involves the microbial carbonate precipitation process, via urea hydrolysis, in the presence of Sporosarcina pasteurii, a common soil ureolytic bacterium. This paper presented the general concept of the project and the main obtained results.

Index Terms—Cement kiln dust, eco-cement, ecological product, Sporosarcina pasteurii, urease, waste recycling.

O. A. Cuzman is with Institute for the Conservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage (ICVBC-CNR), Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy (e-mail:
L. Wittig is with Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung IFAM, Wiener Straße 12|28359 Bremen, Germany (e-mail:
C. Herrera is with Delap and Waller EcoCo, Ireland (e-mail:
F. J. Royo Abancéns is with Solintel, Avda. De la INdustria 32, EP-2, 28108 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain (e-mail:
N. R. Anastasi is with Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus (e-mail:
L. Sánchez Alonso is with Grupo Essentium, Avenida de Quitapesares, 11 Polígono Empresarial Villapark, 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain (e-mail:


Cite:O. A. Cuzman, L. Wittig, F. J. Royo Abancéns, C. Herrera, N. R. Anastasi, and L. Sánchez Alonso, "Bacterial “Masons” at Work with Wastes for Producing Eco-cement," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no.10, pp. 767-774, 2015.

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