Soil and groundwater remediation is the most common and most mature application of biogeotechnical engineering in engineering practice. However, new and enhanced biogeotechnical techniques to mitigate soil and groundwater contamination are still being developed. Furthermore, biogeotechnical techniques can contribute to environmental protection and restoration in a variety of other ways. New and enhanced biogeotechnical techniques for soil and groundwater remediation under development include sequestration of groundwater contaminants via co-precipitation of carbonates, precipitation and phosphorous from ground and surface water, and microbial chain elongation. Other biogeotechnical applications in environmental protection and remediation include fugitive dust control, mitigation of soil erosion due to surface water runoff, precipitation of phosphorus and reduction of nitrates in surface water runoff, mitigation of internal erosion of soil, and creation of low permeability subsurface barriers. Replacement of Portland cement as a binder for aggregates also contributes to environmental protection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics Volume 1 - Towards a Sustainable Geoenvironment
EditorsAbdelmalek Bouazza, Liangtong Zhan, Yunmin Chen
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9789811322204
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event8th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, ICEG 2018 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: Oct 28 2018Nov 1 2018

Publication series

NameEnvironmental Science and Engineering
ISSN (Print)1863-5520
ISSN (Electronic)1863-5539


Other8th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, ICEG 2018


  • Biogeotechnical
  • Environmental protection
  • Remediation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Environmental Engineering


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