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Title: Using Advance Lithium Technology to Combat ASR

Author(s): Nicholas Adams and David Stokes

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 24

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 99-102


Date: 8/1/2002

Alkali-silica reaction (ASR) can cause premature deterioration of concrete highways, runways, bridges, parking lots, garages, and other structures. The expense to repair and replace this deteriorated concrete is borne by governments, port authorities, private and public property owners, and ultimately consumers, through taxation and the cost of goods. Various highway and transportation organizations, including a large number of local agencies involved with bridges, highways and aviation facilities, have joined with concrete producers and additive suppliers to study ASR and explore remedies for it. This condition however, is not limited to North America; it is a worldwide problem. This article looks at the underlying causes of ASR and offers the reader some viable solutions to consider.


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