Bacteria could heal "concrete cancer" in buildings

An experiment using a bacteria called bacilli megaterium generates calcite that can heal "concrete cancers" in buildings. This condition is a result of the structure's concrete swelling and cracking, and the bacterial "cure" was discovered through research led by Alan Richardson of Britain's Northumbria University. "This project is hugely exciting. The potential is there to have a building that can look after itself," said Richardson. Northumbria University (U.K.) (4/30)

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Cultivating a cure for concrete cancer - Northumbria University, Newcastle UK

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