TechConnect Innovation Program

Improved soil cementation and stabilization technology

Arizona Technology Enterprises (ASU), AZ, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Researchers at ASU have developed an improved soil cementation and stabilization technology that uses agriculturally derived urease enzymes to better penetrate fine grain soils and provide improved soil stabilization while being more environmental friendly and lower cost.

Primary Application Area: Environmental, Water & Waste

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Durability, Stronger bonds between soil and carbonate precipitates means better cementation
Eco-friendly, neutralization of toxic ammonium salts reduces chances for contaminate
Innovative, Handles finer grain soils
Lower Cost,Deriving agricultural urease is less expensive
Versatility, foundation support, slope stabilization, road improvement, tunneling, erosion, groundwater, and earthquake hazard mitigation.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 628

Website: www.azte.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Funded by NSF grant

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners