Impact of Groundwater Pollution on Concrete Structure


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Title: Impact of Groundwater Pollution on Concrete Structure

Author(s): Faisal F. Wafa, Omar S. Abu Rizaiza, Wajahat H. Mirza, and Muhammad Z.A. Khan

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 10

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 54-58

Keywords: age-strength relation; beams (supports); bricks; chemical attack; concrete blocks; concretes; damage; deterioration; marine atmospheres; masonry; mix proportioning; reinforced concrete; strength; water pollution; General

Date: 4/1/1988

An inadequate wastewater management system in the coastal city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has resulted in a rise in the water table and contamination of the groundwater by sewage and seawater. The rising level of polluted groundwater has seriously impaired the strength and serviceability of concrete and masonry.