Behavior of Sulfur-Infiltrated Concrete in Sodium Chloride Solution


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Title: Behavior of Sulfur-Infiltrated Concrete in Sodium Chloride Solution

Author(s): R. L. Yuan and W. F. Chen

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 65


Appears on pages(s): 291-308

Keywords: corrosion; cracking (fracturing); drying; electrolysis; marine atmospheres; permeability; porosity; reinforced concrete; reinforcing steels; sodium chlorides; sulfur; viscosity; water-cement ratio.

Date: 8/1/1980

This paper describes an experimental investigation into the behavior of sulphur-infiltrated concrete in a sodium chloride solution with respect to corrosion of the reinforcing steel. The plasticized sulphur-infiltrated concrete as well as the elemental sulphur-infiltrated concrete were used in the investigation. The electrical measurement, both for natural process and accelerated process, has been used in this study as the criterion for the determination of the time to corrosion. The minimum sulphur loading is determined for concrete with different water-cement ratios, above which, the corrosion of reinforcement in concrete will notoccur.