Journal Published Online: 01 January 2000
Volume 28, Issue 1

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



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.

Author Information

Joshi, RC
The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Chatterji, S
Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg C, Denmark
Achari, G
The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mackie, P
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Stock #: JTE12075J
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE12075J