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role of calcium-hydroxide in the maintenance of passivity of steel

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1988
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The objective of this study was to determine whether the presence of undissolved calcium hydroxide at the steel interface helped maintain or delay the breakdown of passivity under adverse conditions, such as the presence of chlorides and carbonation. Saturated calcium hydroxide solution was used as an electrolyte in the test cell, and steel specimens were exposed to a range of chloride ion concentration and carbonation. The results indicate that undissolved calcium hydroxide has an important role in the passivation of reinforcing steel. Also, the critical chloride to hydroxide ratio may be more relevant in characterizing the breakdown of passivity than the threshold value of total or soluble chloride present in the electrolyte. It was noted that in the presence of undissolved calcium hydroxide, steel remained passive for as high a chloride ion concentration as 0.54% (by weight of electrolyte).
Title: The role of calcium-hydroxide in the maintenance of passivity of steel.
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Name(s): Sohanghpurwala, Ali Akbar S.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Hartt, William H., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1988
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 71 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The objective of this study was to determine whether the presence of undissolved calcium hydroxide at the steel interface helped maintain or delay the breakdown of passivity under adverse conditions, such as the presence of chlorides and carbonation. Saturated calcium hydroxide solution was used as an electrolyte in the test cell, and steel specimens were exposed to a range of chloride ion concentration and carbonation. The results indicate that undissolved calcium hydroxide has an important role in the passivation of reinforcing steel. Also, the critical chloride to hydroxide ratio may be more relevant in characterizing the breakdown of passivity than the threshold value of total or soluble chloride present in the electrolyte. It was noted that in the presence of undissolved calcium hydroxide, steel remained passive for as high a chloride ion concentration as 0.54% (by weight of electrolyte).
Identifier: 14429 (digitool), FADT14429 (IID), fau:11229 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1988.
Subject(s): Chlorides
Steel--Corrosion
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