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pH determination of concrete pore water by a leaching technique for various concrete mixtures

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1996
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A pH determination technique of concrete pore water by means of leaching OH- ions from powdered samples was developed. This method was then evaluated in terms of sample size, extent of dilution, leaching period, the type of leaching, calcium hydroxide error, and titration scatter. Based upon variations of the above parameters it was concluded that a maximum amount of hydroxide ions was released into solution for samples with the smallest particle size within a 24 hours static leaching period. A 50ml dilution volume proved optimum with regard to filtration and titration. Under the above circumstances calcium hydroxide dissolution did not seem to pose a significant source of error. Furthermore, repeatability of the measurements was good and titration scatter was determined to be about 0.05 pH units. This method was used to determine the pH of samples containing different amounts of fly ash or silica fume additions as well as plain cement (control) samples. A drop in OH- concentration, that is pH, was detected with increasing pozzolanic addition. The results are discussed with the context of the degree of corrosion mitigation afforded by these pozzolans.
Title: pH determination of concrete pore water by a leaching technique for various concrete mixtures.
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Name(s): Sitton, Izic.
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: 1996
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 135 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: A pH determination technique of concrete pore water by means of leaching OH- ions from powdered samples was developed. This method was then evaluated in terms of sample size, extent of dilution, leaching period, the type of leaching, calcium hydroxide error, and titration scatter. Based upon variations of the above parameters it was concluded that a maximum amount of hydroxide ions was released into solution for samples with the smallest particle size within a 24 hours static leaching period. A 50ml dilution volume proved optimum with regard to filtration and titration. Under the above circumstances calcium hydroxide dissolution did not seem to pose a significant source of error. Furthermore, repeatability of the measurements was good and titration scatter was determined to be about 0.05 pH units. This method was used to determine the pH of samples containing different amounts of fly ash or silica fume additions as well as plain cement (control) samples. A drop in OH- concentration, that is pH, was detected with increasing pozzolanic addition. The results are discussed with the context of the degree of corrosion mitigation afforded by these pozzolans.
Identifier: 9780591177701 (isbn), 15364 (digitool), FADT15364 (IID), fau:12131 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1996.
Subject(s): Concrete--Corrosion
Seawater corrosion
Concrete--Testing
Leaching
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