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Biodeterioration of Concrete – A Brief Review



Title: Biodeterioration of Concrete – A Brief Review
Author(s): D. de Souza Saad, C. Gaylarde
Paper category : conference
Book title: Second International RILEM Workshop on Microbial Impact on Building Materials
Editor(s): M. Ribas Silva
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 2912143845
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 37 - 46
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 33
Language: English


Abstract: Concrete, a structural material in worldwide use, can be deteriorated by autotrophic and heterotrophic bacteria, cyanobacteria, algae and fungi, which form biofilms on the concrete surface. This paper reviews the microorganisms involved, the structure of the biofilm, the damage caused and some new methods that can be used for the detection of deteriogenic microorganisms. Possible remediation techniques are mentioned.


Online publication: 2004-06-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00


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