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Chloride binding isotherm from migration and diffusion tests
Yuan, Q.; Deng, D.; Shi, C.; De Schutter, G. (2013). Chloride binding isotherm from migration and diffusion tests. J. Wuhan Univ. Technol.-Mat. Sci. Edit. 28(3): 548-556.
In: Journal of Wuhan University of Technology. Materials Science Edition. Wuhan University of Technology/Springer: Wuhan. ISSN 1000-2413, more
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Author keywords
    chloride; binding isotherm; concrete; supplementary cementing materials

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  • Yuan, Q.
  • Deng, D.
  • Shi, C.
  • De Schutter, G., more

    Chloride binding is often described by chloride binding isotherm, which is closely related to the service life of concrete structures in chloride environments. Many methods have been proposed to determine chloride binding isotherm. Compared to other methods, chloride binding isotherms obtained directly from nonsteady-state diffusion tests seem closer to the reality. We studied the chloride binding isotherm from both nonsteady-state electrical-accelerated migration and diffusion tests at different temperatures. Twelve concrete mixes with different supplementary cementing materials and water-to-binder ratios of 0.35, 0.48 and 0.6 were cast for study. The specimens after diffusion (or migration) tests were sliced layer by layer, and acid-soluble and free chloride contents of each layer were measured. A chloride binding isotherm was obtained from one specimen. Experimental results indicated that electrical voltage had a slight effect on the chloride binding isotherm of concrete. Temperature had a positive effect on chloride binding. The higher the water-to-binder ratio was, the higher the chloride binding was.

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