THE DETERMINATION OF ALKYLBENZENESULFONATE TYPE ADMIXTURES IN CONCRETE USING METHYLENE BLUE DYE

A method of analysis for admixtures containing alkylbenzenesulfonate has been developed. The method is tested in five phases and the results indicate that it has strong potential both as a qualitative and quantitative analytical technique. In Phase I it is shown that the method is effective in differentiating between solutions of alkylbenzenesulfonate containing admixtures and admixtures of other types. Phases II-IV demonstrate the utility of the method on concrete mortar mixes, concrete compressive strength cylinders and concrete cores cut from pavements. Phase V demonstrates the applicability of the method as a quantitative technique. This study shows that the method developed is a rapid, reliable and effective way to analyze concrete for alkylbenzenesulfonate containing admixtures. It appears to be superior to existing IR techniques in the areas of simplicity, sensitivity and quantitative ability. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maine Department of Transportation

    Materials and Research Division, Box 1208, Hogan Road
    Bangor, ME  USA  04402
  • Authors:
    • DeBerry, W J
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Techn Paper 78-1
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM