ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGY AS A MEANS TO MODIFY THE PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE - A FEASIBILITY STUDY

This is an investigation of the feasibility of applying Battelle's Electro-Acoustic Technology (BEAT) in the impregnation of organic monomer(s) and the electro-osmotic removal of chloride ions to stop or retard corrosion in reinforced concrete structures. It was found that using BEAT in the impregnation technique will cause the monomer to polymerize in situ and will cost less than conventional polymer impregnation methods. Although the use of BEAT did accelerate the movement of chloride ion in concrete, research shows that water content is a significant determinant of electrical conductivity. A prelimiary economic analysis of the BEAT applied monomer impregnation prcess was also carried out.

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  • Authors:
    • BROOMAN, E W
    • Wu, H
  • Publication Date: 1991-10

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 82 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00622600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SHRP-ID/UFR-91-526
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1992 12:00AM