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Self-healing Cement for Well Casings

Posted March 05, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Researchers at the U.S. Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed cement that can heal itself when cracks occur. Using self-healing cement for geothermal wells would save geothermal plants millions of dollars and would reduce the amount of downtime necessary for repairs.


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Re: Self-healing Cement for Well Casings

03/09/2017 12:12 PM

Hmmmmm....

Or, possibly concrete-fusing-nanobots to repair-in-place?...

Maybe someday?...

But then, just how would they be told when to stop?...

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