STP169: Water for Mixing and Curing Concrete

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

    Pages: 6    Published: Jan 1956


    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.

    Paper ID: STP39447S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C09.90

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39447S

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