Acidic Attack Resistance of Cement Mortar Treated with Alkaline
Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences,
Volume 23, Issue 3, Pages 96-104
AbstractThe negative effect of acidic attack on the properties of concrete and cement mortar is a topic of increasing significance in the recent years. Many attempts has occurred to mitigate this negative impact by improving the properties of concrete and increase resistance to acids by using additives. The present study includes treatment of sand by alkaline material and examine the effect of treatment on cement mortar resistance towards hydrochloric and sulfuric acid. Results show that sand treatment by alkaline material significantly enhance mortar ability to resist acids. In terms of
loss weight, the maximum weight rate gain was 25.54% for specimens immersed in Hydrochloric acid with water cement ratio 40%. For specimens immersed in HCl, the average gain in compressive strength is (20.15-19.433)% for w/c (40-45)% respectively. The average gain in modulus of rupture toward the influence of H2SO4 is (18.37–17.99)% for w/c (40-45)%, respectively.
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