Review: Microbial induced mineralization of calcium carbonate for self-healing concrete




Abstract. Elkhateeb WA, Elnahas MO, Daba GM. 2021. Review: Microbial induced mineralization of calcium carbonate for self-Healing concrete. Asian J Nat Prod Biochem 19: 1-9. Low-cost solutions achieving concrete self-healing are attracting researchers attention. Generally, concrete self-healing mechanism has been so far accomplished by three approaches: autogenous healing, encapsulation of polymeric material, and microbial induced mineralization of calcium carbonate. Microbial approach seems like an attractive potent, relatively cheap way to achieve concrete self-healing. Hence, this review elucidates the microbial concrete self-healing mechanisms, and compare the roles of fungal and bacterial mediated self-healing concrete.


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