Stakeholders in the transportation industry are facing the challenge of developing sustainable and cost effective pavement solutions that enhance societal benefit, reduce the effects of aging and deterioration, and lessen the environmental impact. With these considerations in mind, this project aims to investigate the potential of spraying food waste biochar containing immobilized bacteria on cracked concrete to retrofit deteriorated hard pavements and to restore their mechanical strength. The goals of this project are:
California State University, Long Beach
Spraying biochar with self-healing bacteria on cracked concrete can lead to a low-cost, durable and highly efficient technology to retrofit concrete pavements while creating added valuable applications for solid residue from food waste.