Developing chloride resisting concrete using PFA

R.K. Dhir, M.A.K. El-Mohr, T.D. Dyer

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    Abstract

    PFA concrete mixes were designed to optimise resistance to chloride ingress. Chloride binding capacity, intrinsic permeability and their concomitant influence on the coefficient of chloride diffusion have been investigated. PFA replacements up to 67% and exposure concentrations of 0.1, 0.5, 1.0 and 5.0 mole/litre were used. Chloride binding capacity was found to increase with increasing PFA replacement up to 50% and to then decline. It increased with chloride exposure concentration as well as water/binder ratio. The coefficient of chloride diffusion of concrete samples was found to be dependent on both the intrinsic permeability of the concrete and the ability of its cement matrix to bind chlorides.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1633-1639
    Number of pages7
    JournalCement and Concrete Research
    Volume27
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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