Parande, A.K. and Rameshbabu, B. and Pandi, K. and Karthikeyan, M.S. and Palaniswamy, N. (2011) Environmental effects on concrete using ordinary and pozzolana portland cement. Construction and Building Materials, 25 (01). pp. 288-297. ISSN 0950-0618

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Wastewater treatment plant consists of pipe lines and lift stations. These plants consist of concrete pipes, manholes, pump stations, interceptors and wet wells. Entire wastewater (WW) system is forced to chemical attack due to the presence of sulphate and acid available in WW. It leads to the damage in the interior wall or structure of a sewer pipe and lift station. A concrete structure when exposed to different environments, the life of the structure is drastically reduced. Main cause of the deterioration is corrosion or erosion. The defective structures are replaced periodically which leads to indirect loss in the national growth. In other words, the failure of these structures may lead to invest more on the repair and rehabilitation. In this study, the strength of the concrete in various environments has been investigated using different techniques such as compressive strength, flexural test, rapid chloride permeability, weight loss measurements, linear polarization and open circuit potential. Microbiological examinations were also analyzed. Two types of cement namely Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) and Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC) with one mix ratio were used for complete study. Concrete specimens exposed in three environments namely: normal water (NW Potable water), domestic sewage water (DSW) and textile wastewater (TWW). From the results, it is observed that PPC exposed in different media shows better performance than OPC in both mechanical and electrochemical studies

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wastewater; Strength; Cement; Textile effluent; Sulphate; Sewage
Subjects: Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 05:55
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2012 05:55

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