The Effect of Electrolysis on Metal Embedded in Concrete

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Title: The Effect of Electrolysis on Metal Embedded in Concrete

Author(s): Cloyd M. Chapman

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 7

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 647-657

Keywords: none

Date: 12/1/1911

Abstract:
Portland cement mortar and concrete form an excellent protecting cover for iron and steel under ordinary conditions, but when concrete has steel embedded in it under such conditions that there are electric currents passing through the steel and from the steel to the concrete, there is a set up a corrosive action due to electrolysis that may rapidly deteriorate both the metal and the concrete.