ASTM C1894 - 19

    Standard Guide for Microbially Induced Corrosion of Concrete Products

    Active Standard ASTM C1894 | Developed by Subcommittee: C13.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide discusses microbially induced corrosion (MIC) of concrete products and laboratory test methods for determining the resistance of concrete to MIC. Although the guide is intended for concrete products, it also covers cementitious mortar and paste that are used in specialized applications or laboratory investigations.

    1.2 While this guide discusses concrete materials and admixtures, the document is not intended to specifically address field exposure conditions or sewage pipe, concrete tank, or concrete riser network design.

    1.3 This guide does not cover live trial tests where concrete coupons or other specimens are monitored in sewers.

    1.4 This guide does not cover concrete deterioration due to chemical sulfate attack, which is caused by the reaction of sulfate compounds that exist in wastewater with the hydration products of cement. Test methods for assessing sulfate attack are provided by Test Methods C452 and C1012/C1012M.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.6 The text of this guide references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.

    1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C31/C31M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    C33/C33M Specification for Concrete Aggregates

    C42/C42M Test Method for Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams of Concrete

    C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

    C150/C150M Specification for Portland Cement

    C192/C192M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory

    C260/C260M Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete

    C267 Test Methods for Chemical Resistance of Mortars, Grouts, and Monolithic Surfacings and Polymer Concretes

    C294 Descriptive Nomenclature for Constituents of Concrete Aggregates

    C452 Test Method for Potential Expansion of Portland-Cement Mortars Exposed to Sulfate

    C494/C494M Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete

    C497 Test Methods for Concrete Pipe, Concrete Box Sections, Manhole Sections, or Tile

    C595/C595M Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements

    C618 Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete

    C822 Terminology Relating to Concrete Pipe and Related Products

    C989/C989M Specification for Slag Cement for Use in Concrete and Mortars

    C1012/C1012M Test Method for Length Change of Hydraulic-Cement Mortars Exposed to a Sulfate Solution

    C1017/C1017M Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Use in Producing Flowing Concrete

    C1240 Specification for Silica Fume Used in Cementitious Mixtures

    C1600/C1600M Specification for Rapid Hardening Hydraulic Cement

    D4262 Test Method for pH of Chemically Cleaned or Etched Concrete Surfaces

    D4783 Test Methods for Resistance of Adhesive Preparations in Container to Attack by Bacteria, Yeast, and Fungi

    G21 Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi

    Other Standards

    ISO22196 Measurement of antibacterial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

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    DOI: 10.1520/C1894-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1894-19, Standard Guide for Microbially Induced Corrosion of Concrete Products, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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