1st Edition

Electrochemical Processes and Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete

By Paul Chess Copyright 2023
    88 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Some reinforced concrete structures prematurely corrode as they age, with significant financial implications, but it is not immediately clear why some are more durable than others. This book looks at the various mechanisms for corrosion and how what seemed to be a relatively simple matter has become more complex the further it is understood due to the properties of concrete, steel and the way reinforced concrete structures are constructed. The significance of electrochemical processes is identified with recent research using new technology discussed.

    Specialist contractors, consultants and owners of corrosion damaged structures will find this an extremely useful resource. It will also be a valuable reference for students at postgraduate level.

    1. Electrochemical processes. 

    2. Concrete and steel composition. 

    3. The relationship between chloride level and corrosion. 

    4. Ionic solvation and transport. 

    5. Passivation and depassivation. 

    6. Electrochemical theory. 

    7. Electrochemistry reality of steel in concrete. 

    8. State of the art. 


    Paul Chess is currently the Managing Director of Corrosion Mitigation Limited and a part time lecturer at Sussex University. He was formerly the Managing Director of the largest specialist manufacturer of products for cathodic protection of concrete in the world.