Water for Mixing and Curing Concrete

    Published: Jan 1956

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    Information is presented regarding the effects of waters containing various organic and inorganic compounds on the different properties of concrete, corrosion of reinforcement, and staining.

    Procedures for evaluating the suitability of waters for mixing and curing concrete are discussed. From the data presented, it can be concluded that the classical expression, “Water that is suitable for drinking is satisfactory for making concrete,” is not always the best criterion.

    Author Information:

    McCoy, WJ
    Director of Research, Lehigh Portland Cement Co., Allentown, Pa

    Paper ID: STP39447S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C09.90

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39447S

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