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Title: Microstructure,Pore Characteristics, and Chloride-Ion Penetration in Conventional concrete and concrete containing polymer emulsions
Author(s): S. Marusin
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 135-150
Keywords: absorption; admixtures; chlorides; epoxy resins; latex (plastic); microstructure; polymer-portland cement concrete; water; Materials Research
Abstract:Conventional portland cement concrete and concretes with latex and epoxy additives were prepared and tested for their microstructure characteristics using the scanning electron microscope (SEM). The chloride-ion penetration profiles were also studied on 10-cm concrete cubes that were immersed in 15 percent NaCl solution for 21 days. Following the 21-day soaking period and a subsequent 21-day air-drying period, concrete powder samples were removed by drilling at depth intervals of 0 to 12, 12 to 25, 25 to 38, and 38 to 50 mm and tested for acid-soluble chloride-ion content using a potentiometric titration procedure. The results of these investigations and typical micrographs are presented.
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