Effect of Treated Effluent on Concrete Durability

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Title: Effect of Treated Effluent on Concrete Durability

Author(s): H. Saricimen, M. Shameem, M. S. Barry, and M. Ibrahim

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 221

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 767-782

Keywords: compressive strength; concrete; pore solution; setting time; silica fume; treated effluent

Date: 5/1/2004

Abstract:
Plain cement and silica fume cement paste and mortar specimens prepared using Type I cement, 8% silica fume, and potable and treated waters were tested for setting time and compressive strength. Pore solutions extracted from the mortar specimens were analyzed for alkalinity and chloride content. The results showed that the treated water tested in this study qualifies to be used in making concrete on the basis that the chemical composition of treated water and variations in the setting time and compressive strength were within the tolerable limits.