Calcium chloride in concrete

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 165
Physical description6 p.
Subjectconcrete admixtures; concrete (materials); calcium chloride; properties of materials; Admixtures
AbstractCalcium chloride in small amounts is used as an accelerating admixture in concrete. In addition to reducing the initial and final setting time of concrete, calcium chloride influences other physical, chemical and mechanical properties of concrete. This digest describes the types of calcium chloride, method of addition to concrete, and the effect of this chloride on setting time, strength, volume change, alkali-aggregate reaction, sulfate resistance and corrosion.
PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Chlorure de calcium dans le béton
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number3688
NPARC number20328901
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Record identifierce2e913d-e68b-4698-a245-460421620e6c
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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