Skip to comments.Key test for re-healable concrete (concrete that patches itself)
Posted on 11/03/2012 4:13:20 AM PDT by lowbridge
Experimental concrete that patches up cracks by itself is to undergo outdoor testing.
The concrete contains limestone-producing bacteria, which are activated by corrosive rainwater working its way into the structure.
The new material could potentially increase the service life of the concrete - with considerable cost savings as a result.
The work is taking place at Delft Technical University, the Netherlands.
It is the brainchild of microbiologist Henk Jonkers and concrete technologist Eric Schlangen.
If all goes well, Dr Jonkers says they could start the process of commercialising the system in 2-3 years.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
The horror movie writes itself...
then there was the day it became self-aware ...
Attack of the killer sidewalks
Not to worry, the concrete is gonna be closely monitored to see how it behaves...
Interesting stuff! Is this part of the mixture joining the blocks in the pyramids?
It's already happening here in Michigan, you should see and drive our roads.......
Thanks for this very interesting article. It is a wonderful idea. I hope they can get it to a place where it can be used commercially.
You have to be kidding about Michigan roads, everytime we visit Mom I have to have a couple of dental crowns replaced to say nothing of my car’s suspension.
then you missed my meaning
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