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Tag: Chemistry The genesis and chemistry of pore solutions in archetypical concretes

Introduction The chemistry of the pore solution resident in the pores of a given concrete may strongly influence its potential durability. The potential for development of ASR, steel corrosion, sulfate attack, `sea water attack’ and concrete spalling, among others, all directly reflect the influence of pore solution chemistry and of changes that may take place within it. Unfortunately, concrete pore

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Tag: Chemistry Effects of Chemistry on Steel Properties

Chemical composition determines many characteristics of steels important in construction applications. Some of the chemicals present in commercial steels are a consequence of the steelmaking process. Other chemicals may be added deliberately by the producers to achieve specific objectives. Specifications therefore usually require producers to report the chemical composition of the steels. During the pouring of a heat of steel, producers take samples of

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