Chemical admixtures are used in concrete mixtures to produce particular engineering properties such as rapid hardening, water-proofing or resistance to cold. Chemical Admixtures for Concrete surveys recent developments in admixture technology, explaining the mechanisms by which admixtures produce their effects, the various types of admixtures available, their selection and use.
Because of the economies they can offer, admixtures are being used increasingly in civil engineering projects worldwide. The book pays particular attention to good practice and includes a detailed chapter on the international standards currently in force.
From the reviews of the second edition: "The authors have brought together much quantitative data and practical experience…a most usable addition to the technologist/formulators' library". - Concrete
From the reviews of the first edition: "…excellent accounts of the theory and practice…a well informed treatment of a subject with a widely dispersed literature…a welcome account of an increasingly important area of applied chemistry" - Chemistry and Industry.
Acknowledgements. Foreword to 3rd edition. Water-reducing agents. Air-entraining agents. Concrete waterproofers. Accelerators. Application of admixtures. Admixtures for special applictions. Specifications and standards for chemical admixtures. Index.