Saraswathy, V. and Song, H.W. (2007) Improving the durability of concrete by using inhibitors. Building and Environment, 42. pp. 464-472.

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Corrosion of steel in concrete is one of the major causes of premature deterioration of reinforced concrete structures, leading to structural failure. Various methods are being used to extend the service life of reinforced concrete structures, which include surface coatings to concrete surface, coatings to the reinforcement, cathodic protection, chloride removal and corrosion inhibitors. Of these methods, the use of corrosion inhibitors is found to be one of the effective methods to control rebar corrosion. An attempt has been made to study the performance of the anodic inhibitors (sodium nitrite and zinc oxide), cathodic inhibitors (mono ethanol amine, diethanol amine and tri ethanol amine) and mixed inhibitors to control rebar corrosion. Compressive strength test, tensile strength test, chloride diffusion test and macro cell corrosion test were conducted by varying the type of inhibitors and varying the concentration of inhibitors. The addition of inhibitors not only increased the compressive strength of the concrete but also improved the corrosion resistance properties.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inhibitors; Strength; Chloride diffusion; Macro cell corrosion
Subjects: Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 17:42
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2012 17:42

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