Concrete in sulphate environments

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 136
Physical description5 p.
Subjectsalts; sulphate; chemical attack; concrete ( materials); portland cement; Concrete
AbstractThe rate and degree of sulphate attack depend on the concentration of sulphate present, the type and availability of the sulphate ion, the accessibility of water, and the type of cement and quality of concrete. Preventive measures include the following: use of sulphate-resisting cement, low water-cement ratio, minimum cement content, air- entrainment, waterproof coatings, drainage features, and special attention to reinforcing cover.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Le béton en milieux sulfatés
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NRC number986
NPARC number20325068
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Record identifiera7f77ae8-e385-420e-b9fa-b671a6f4a7c7
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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