Performance of sulphur concrete exposed to corrosive environment

Chaudhary, S K (2002) Performance of sulphur concrete exposed to corrosive environment. Journal of Metallurgy and materials Science, 44 (4). pp. 223-229.

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Investigation to study the behaviour of PCC and sulphur concrete containing specified weight of sulphur exposed to corrosive environment (5% H2SO4and 5% HCL solution) for 28 days revealed the fact that plain concrete cube deteriorated more than sulphur concrete. Eighteen percent replacement of cement by sulphur (by weight) makes the concrete impervious and enhances the resistance to chemical attack of concrete exposed to different corrosive environment. The compressive strength of concrete increased signiticantly when 18%sulphur (by weight) in place of cement was added. The strength of PCC exposed to corrosive medium reduced significantly. This reduction in strength of PCC exposed to corrosive environment was mainly due to expansive salt formation and weakening of bonds. The formation of expansive salt also resulted in loss of cementitious properties and loss of weight. The plain concrete and sulphur concrete exposed to H2SO4solution were found to be least durable. 'This paper gives details of investigations and the results obtained were discussed.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Cement concrete; Carbonation; UPV; PCC; Sulphur concrete; Potland cement; Porosity
Divisions:Corrosion and Surface Engineering
ID Code:1968
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:14 Oct 2010 11:40
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