Influence of PFA on proportion of free chlorides in salt contaminated concrete.

R. K. Dhir, M. R. Jones

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    This paper considers the occurrence of chlorides in hardened concrete. It shows how the presence of pulverized-fuel ash (pfa) is potentially beneficial in reducing the proportion of water-soluble chlorides. This effect increases with concrete maturity. Acid- soluble chloride proportions are shown to be variable depending on the rigour of the acid-extraction techniques. Contrary to this, water- extraction of chlorides appears to be less variable, provided that the extraction period is greater than about 24 hours. (A)

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCorrosion of reinforcement in concrete
    Subtitle of host publicationpapers presented at the Third International Symposium on "Corrosion of Reinforcement in Concrete Construction", held at the Belfry Hotel, Wishaw, Warwickshire, UK, 21-24 May 1990
    EditorsC. L. Page, K.W.J. Treadaway, P.B. Bamforth
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)1851664874, 9781851664870
    Publication statusPublished - 1990

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Engineering


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