Bacteria could cure micro-cracking in concrete

04/11/2011 | Engineer (U.K.), The

Researchers in Europe are developing a "biological concrete" that can repair its own cracks. A combination of bacteria and other materials mixed in the concrete would be activated by moisture seeping through cracks and would convert some nutrients into limestone, sealing the crack. "There's a lot of work still to be done on biological concrete, and it has a lot of potential," said Dr. Nele De Belie, one of the researchers.

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