Rapid Semi-Quantitative Method of Determining Water Soluble Sulphate in Some Saskatchewan Soils

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20338267
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 370
Physical description24 p.
AbstractTo combat sulphate attack on underground concrete structures the soluble sulphate ion concentration of the soils must be known in advance of construction. The choice of an analytical procedure for measuring the water soluble sulphate concentration of soils depends on such factors as the reason for making the measurements, the number of samples to be handled, the cost, and the time and effort available for doing the work.Water soluble sulphate concentrations are generally highly variable, therefore thorough sampling is necessary throughout the entire depth as well as at several locations within the construction site. It would be desirable if in addition, the procedure could be used under field conditions.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7993
NPARC number20338267
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Record created2012-07-19
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