A recent study published by engineers from Oregon State University, Purdue University, and Solidia Technologies shows potential in a new cement that gains strength from carbon dioxide and calcium silicate rather than water.

While concrete made with this new cement may look like regular concrete, it has better resistance to some of the most common de-icing salts. It could also reduce the carbon dioxide emission from the cement industry.

In places where deicing salts are routinely used, they can cause damage to roadways that cost about $1 million a mile to fix, and can reduce a 40-year lifespan of a surface to as little as 8-10 years.

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