Gallandt, Omokinde present about TIDC research
Aaron Gallant, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and researcher at Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC), and graduate research assistant Temitope Omokinde, traveled to Medway Middle School and Schenck High School to provide a live demonstration of a TIDC-sponsored geotechnical engineering project about soil carbonation, a new approach to stabilize weak underground materials for construction.
This chemical stabilization method consumes carbon dioxide to precipitate carbonate minerals that bind the soil together. The demonstration was presented in the context of one of the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 14 grand challenges — the development of carbon sequestration methods — as well as a problem that students in northern Maine are intimately familiar with, damage to roads as a result of harsh winter frost. Several student volunteers assisted Gallant and Omokinde during these demonstrations.
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