CORROSION INHIBITOR FORMULATED WITH CALCIUM NITRITE FOR USE IN REINFORCED CONCRETE

The scarcity of good aggregate in Japan led to an investigation of the use of a corrosion inhibitor for reinforced concrete. The results showed that the introduction of calcium nitrite diminishes the corrosion of reinforcing steel in the presence of admixed sodium chloride. Long-term tests on large specimens partially immersed in saturated sodium chloride solution indicate that admixed calcium nitrite can prevent the open circuit potential of reinforcing steel from entering the active region. Calcium nitrite was found to enhance the strength of concrete. The use of a calcium-based admixture is expected to sidestep the issue of alkali-aggregate reactions and subsequent deterioration of concrete.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 79th ASTM Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, June 27-July 2, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
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  • Authors:
    • Rosenberg, A M
    • Gaidis, J M
    • Kossivas, T G
    • Previte, R W
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00172484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM