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


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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The authors are grateful to department of Civil Engineering Jaypee University of Information Technology for providing the working culture to do the study. This study did not receive any specific funding in the public, commercial or not for profit sectors.

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Vashisht, R., Shukla, A. Potential application of bacteria to improve the self-healing and strength of concrete. J Build Rehabil 5, 10 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41024-020-0073-5

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  • Bacteria
  • Concrete
  • Self-healing
  • Crack
  • Strength