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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: The Effect of Electrolysis on Metal Embedded in Concrete
Author(s): Cloyd M. Chapman
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 647-657
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.
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