Song, H.W. and Saraswathy, V. and Muralidharan, S. and Thangavel, K. (2008) Tolerance limit of chloride for steel in blended cement mortar using the cyclic polarisation technique. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 38 (4). pp. 445-450. ISSN 0021-891X

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The tolerance limit for chloride in ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and blended cements such as Portland pozzolana cement (PPC) and Portland slag cement (PSC) was assessed by cyclic polarisation. This study covers both cement extracts and mortar. The salient features of this investigation were: in extracts, the tolerance limit for chloride actually doubles for PSC when compared to PPC and OPC. The tolerance limit for chloride for various mortars follows the order: PSC[PPC[OPC. In OPC and PPC mortar, the repassivation potential (Erep) shifted negatively with higher amounts of free chloride but in PSC mortar Erep shifted positively (+590 mV) even in the presence of 5,000 ppm of free chloride. PSC takes longer time (50 days) to reach Erep indicating perfect passivity maintained for the embedded steel.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chloride corrosion; Blended cement; Rebar corrosion; Concrete
Subjects: Corrosion Protection
Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 11:27
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2012 11:27

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