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Self-healing in lime based mortars

Providing lime mortars with an early strength is usually done through expensive and/or toxic chemicals. Here we propose obtaining rapid hardening of lime mortars through bacterial CO2 production and calcium carbonate precipitation. Also, the autogenous self-healing capacity of lime mortars will be studied and bacteria will be added into lime mortar, to induce CaCO3 precipitation in occurring microcracks.

Date:1 Feb 2024 →  Today
Keywords:biomaterials, biomineralization, MICP, lime, Self-healing
Disciplines:Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering not elsewhere classified, Industrial biotechnology not elsewhere classified, Conservation-restoration techniques, Construction materials