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Title: Electrically Conductive Polymer Concrete Overlay Installed in Pulaski, Virginia
Author(s): Jack J. Fontana, Walter Reams, and David Elling
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 157-176
Keywords: anilines; anodes; bridge decks; cathodic protection; conductivity; corrosion; electrical resistance; polymer concrete; reinforcing steels; resurfacing; vinyl resins; Construction
Abstract:Reports the development of a premixed electrically conductive polymer concrete overlay for use on bridge decks and other concrete members, in conjunction with cathodic protection systems. The development of a conductive overlay culminated in the installation of such an overlay on a full-bridge deck in Pulaski, Virginia; the active cathodic protection system has operated for 8 months and is being monitored on a monthly basis. The monitoring shall continue for about 18 months. The conductive overlay was placed by a local contractor with technical assistance. The cathodic protection system was designed by a corrosion engineering firm. The installation of the conductive overlay and cathodic protection system cost less than $18.00 a square foot.
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