Acid Attack on Concrete-A Review
Author(s):
Raghunathan T
Keywords:
Acid, Concrete, Pollution, Durability
Abstract
Effect of acid on concrete is always studied as a part of research on concrete. This is because concrete is exposed to variety of environments from factories to sea structures. With Pollution in environment increasing every day, the rain has also become more acidic. Hence there is dire need to expose every kind of concrete we innovate to be tested in various percentages of acid solutions so that the durability and vulnerability aspects of the type of concrete invented is thoroughly studied. Acid is a substance which has sour taste and reacts with alkaline or bases to form salts which may be or may not be soluble in water. Acids are present in rain due to pollution of atmosphere. The acids predominant in the rain are carboxylic, sulphuric and nitric acids. These acids are deleterious to manmade concrete structures. This paper reviews various types of concretes tested with various types of acids.
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Unique Paper ID: 152585

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3

Page(s): 874 - 883
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