Adelaide Superdrome Salt Damp Mitigation of Reinforced Concrete Structure - A Case Study

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Title: Adelaide Superdrome Salt Damp Mitigation of Reinforced Concrete Structure - A Case Study

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Date: 2/13/2011

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In response to a significant rising salt damp problem at the Adelaide Superdrome, a unique reverse electro-osmosis system which was successfully developed and trialled on a large portion of the structure. This Damp Reverse Impressed (DRI) system was installed for the control of rising salt damp on a significant portion of the building using nearly a kilometre of anode wire and 11 control units. Protection is provided to the affected reinforced blockwork retaining walls, reinforced concrete pads and columns. This case study will explore the processes that made this innovative project possible, and will consider future applications. This development now enables reverse electro-osmosis technology to be applied for large scale projects and safely on steel reinforced concrete structures.


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