Reexamination of ASTM C 1202—Standard Test Method for Electrical Indication of Concrete's Ability to Resist Chloride Ion Penetration

    Volume 28, Issue 1 (January 2000)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Joshi, RC
    Professor, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

    Chatterji, S
    Professor, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg C,

    Achari, G
    assistant professor, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

    Mackie, P
    Formerly undergraduate student, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

    (Received 21 December 1998; accepted 2 September 1999)

    Abstract

    The electrolytic processes in the ASTM C 1202 chloride penetration test method have been reexamined both theoretically and experimentally. The analyses show that hydroxyl (OH) ion generated at the cathode during testing carries a substantial part of the current and that chloride (Cl) ion is not the sole current carrier. Attention has also been drawn to the implication of the experimental results on the determination of the Cl ion diffusivity by the ASTM C 1202 experimental setup.


    Paper ID: JTE12075J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12075J

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    Title Reexamination of ASTM C 1202—Standard Test Method for Electrical Indication of Concrete's Ability to Resist Chloride Ion Penetration
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    Committee C09