Air Entrainment in Sulfate-Resistant Concrete


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Title: Air Entrainment in Sulfate-Resistant Concrete

Author(s): G. E. Brown and D. B. Oates

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 5

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 36-39

Keywords: air entrainment; calcium silicate hydrates; capillarity; concretes; C3A; C2S; ettringite; fly ash; microcracking; permeability; pozzolans; sulfate resistance.

Date: 1/1/1983

The effects of air entrainment on sulfate resistance in properly designed concretes containing fly ash were reviewed. Use of air entrainment for freeze-thaw resistance was not examined because it is well documented that these concretes must be properly air en-trained. It would appear that potential benefits of air entrainment in fly ash concrete for sulfate resistance are somewhat overstated.