Xanthan Gum as Sustainable Biopolymer Additive for Soil Treatment
Ruby Jan1, D.Deepa2, S Mary Rebekah Sharmila3
1Ruby jan, Department of Civil Engineering SRM institute of science and technology, kattankulathur, Chennai, India.
2Deepa, Assistant Professor, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, India.
3S. Mary Rebekah Sharmila*, Assistant professor, Department of Civil Engineering SRM institute of science and technology, kattankulathur, Chennai, India.

Manuscript received on November 11, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 20 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 10487-10492 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D4234118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D4234.118419

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Abstract: Ground improvement procedures give a solid common stage to development exercises and spare time for planning progressively safe structures which would not have been conceivable on powerless and extremely poor soils. Soil treatment in development building plans to improve the dirt properties, for example, total security, quality and disintegration opposition. Customary soil treatment materials have a few inadequacies, particularly from the natural perspective. In this way, there is a requirement for an appropriate eco-accommodating material to supplant the customary materials. In this examination, Xanthan gum is utilized as soil improvement material. Xanthan gum (XG) is a microbial exopolysaccharide created by the action of gramnegative bacterium Xanthitalics Campestris through maturing sucrose, glucose or other sources of sugar. This biopolymer is associated in the sustenance, restorative, pharmaceutical and petrochemical organizations and in various fragments as a thickener, stabilizer, or emulsifier and when united with various gums it can go about as gelling operator. At the point when added to soils, it frames cation connect between the particles, with fine particles it upgrades quality by means of hydrogen holding and goes about as a cementation folio between coarse particles. The fundamental precept of this study is to strengthen the soil by performing California bearing ratio test (CBR) and unconfinedcompression test (UCC) at varying percentages of Xanthan gum.
Keywords: Expansive soil, Xanthan Gum, UCC and CBR, FESEM.
Scope of the Article: Sustainable Structures.