The Inhibition of Chloride-Induced Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete by Calcium Nitrite

    Volume 9, Issue 1 (July 1987)

    ISSN: 0149-6123

    CODEN: CCAOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Rosenberg, AM
    Research associate and research manager, W. R. Grace & Co., Columbia, MD

    Gaidis, JM
    Research associate and research manager, W. R. Grace & Co., Columbia, MD

    Abstract

    Reinforcing steel in portland cement concrete is subject to accelerated corrosion in the presence of chloride ions. A corrosion-inhibiting admixture based on calcium nitrite has been shown to confer protection (that is, to inhibit corrosion) if the chloride to nitrite weight ratio (Cl/NO2) does not exceed 1.5. Visual observations made on rebars in limewater solutions containing chloride and nitrite ions, current and potential measurements on concrete cylinders with embedded reinforcing bars (rebars), and potential measurements on simulated concrete bridge decks were in substantial agreement.


    Paper ID: CCA10394J

    DOI: 10.1520/CCA10394J

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    Title The Inhibition of Chloride-Induced Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete by Calcium Nitrite
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    Committee C09