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Antimicrobial concrete for smart and durable infrastructures: A review

Authors
  • Qiu, Liangsheng1
  • Dong, Sufen2
  • Ashour, Ashraf3
  • Han, Baoguo1
  • 1 School of Civil Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 China
  • 2 School of Material Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 China
  • 3 Faculty of Engineering & Informatics, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK
Type
Published Article
Journal
Construction and Building Materials
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd.
Publication Date
Aug 29, 2020
Volume
260
Pages
120456–120456
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.120456
PMID: 32904479
PMCID: PMC7455550
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Concrete structures in sewer systems, marine engineering, underground engineering and other humid environments are easily subjected to microbial attachment, colonization and, eventually, deterioration. With careful selection and treatment, some additives including inorganic and organic antimicrobial agents were found to be able to endow concrete with excellent antimicrobial performance. This paper reviews various types of antimicrobial concrete fabricated with different types of antimicrobial agents. The classification and methods of applying antimicrobial agents into concrete are briefly introduced. The antimicrobial and mechanical properties as well as mass/weight loss of concrete incorporating antimicrobial agents are summarized. Applications reported in this field are presented and future research opportunities and challenges of antimicrobial concrete are also discussed in this review.

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