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Research Could Lead to Cure for "Concrete Cancer"

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‘Self-healing’ concrete is being developed by researchers at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom which could see cracks in concrete buildings become a thing of the past. Dr. Alan Richardson, a senior lecturer in construction, is using a ground-borne bacteria – bacilli megaterium – to create calcite, a crystalline form of natural calcium carbonate. This can then be used to block the concrete’s pores, keeping out water and other damaging substances to prolong the life of the concrete.

Source: April 26 report in Science Daily. Read more. 

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