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Factors influencing electrochemical removal of chloride from concrete

Arya, C; SaidShawqi, Q; Vassie, PRW; (1996) Factors influencing electrochemical removal of chloride from concrete. CEMENT CONCRETE RES , 26 (6) 851 - 860.

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Abstract

Electrochemical chloride removal was studied using prisms made from concrete containing various levels of chlorides derived from sodium chloride added during mixing. The amount of chloride removed during the treatment was assessed by analysing the anolyte. Chloride removal increased with increasing applied potential, number of reinforcing bars at a particular depth and initial chloride content of the concrete. A greater percentage of chloride was removed from prisms where the thickness of the chloride bearing layer of concrete was less than the depth of cover to the reinforcement. Where the thickness of the chloride bearing layer exceeded the cover to the reinforcement, the use of an external cathode significantly increased the total amount of chloride removed. Chloride removal from a face remote from the source of the chloride contamination (soffit desalination) was shown to be feasible.

Type:Article
Title:Factors influencing electrochemical removal of chloride from concrete
Keywords:CEMENT PASTE
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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