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Potential application of bacteria to improve the self-healing and strength of concrete

Authors
  • Vashisht, Rajneesh1
  • Shukla, Abhilash1
  • 1 Jaypee University of Information Technology Wakhnaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, 173234, India , Solan (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Building Pathology and Rehabilitation
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Publication Date
Jan 13, 2020
Volume
5
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s41024-020-0073-5
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Concrete is the most widely used construction material. Its material consumption is second largest after water, but it also has a few drawbacks as it gets deteriorated by ingress of moisture, gas and liquid through cracks. The deterioration of concrete is highly unacceptable. To overcome the deterioration, a process of self-healing by healing cracks in concrete has been proposed by using healing agents. This review paper includes different types of bacteria used for self-healing, impact of them on the concrete and future scope of the study.

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