Reducing water and chloride penetration through silicate reatments for concrete as a mean to control corrosion

Abstracts:

There are currently many types of protective materials for reinforced concrete structures and the influence of these materials in the chloride diffusion coefficient and water penetration still needs more research. The aim of this work is to analyze the contributions regarding the typical three surface concrete protection systems (coatings, linings and pore blockers) and discusses the results of three pore blockers (sodium silicate) tested in this works. To this end, certain tests were used: one involving permeability mechanism ( low pressure-immersion absorption), one involving capillary water absorption, and the last, a migration test used to estimate the effective chloride diffusion coefficient in saturated condition. Results indicated reduction in chloride diffusion coefficients and capillary water absorption, therefore, restrictions to water penetration from external environmental. As a consequence, a reduction of the corrosion kinetics and a control of the chloride ingress are expected


Reference:
MEDEIROS, M.H.F.; CASTRO-BORGES, P.; ALEIXO, D.H.; QUARCIONI, Valdecir Angelo; MARCONDES, C.G.; HELENE, P . Reducing water and chloride penetration through silicate reatments for concrete as a mean to control corrosion. International Journal of Electrochemical Sicence, v.7, p.9682-9696, 2012

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