A new process for making concrete with salt water is reported. Based on a secret formula, at least 18 separate chemicals are blended into the mix before it is poured into sacks. These chemicals, acting sometimes in synergism and sometimes alone, allow brackish water or sea water with a degree of salinity up to 42,000 ppm and at temperatures up to 95 F to be substituted for fresh water in making concrete. It is claimed that the saltwater concrete has been extensively tested in the laboratory and in the field according to French and American norms. The saltwater concrete has been used to test build segments of roads, parts of seawalls ranging up to 300 ft. long and high voltage electrical transmission pylons. The arid areas of the U.S. Southwest could be a potential market.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Pagination: p. 13
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  • Accession Number: 00128571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM