This book is an investigation into the barrier qualities of concrete. The transport of fluids, in particular organic and contaminating liquids, through concrete can lead to water and soil pollution. This is a world-wide problem on which there is little published material. This state-of-the-art report redresses the balance and sets out current knowledge on all aspects of the problem, testing methods and indicates the need for further research.
'…will be a useful reference for practitioners and researchers in this particular field' - Concrete
Introduction - HW Reinhardt. Transport in homogeneous isotropic porous media - C Hall. Transport in composite media - WD Hoff. Transport of fluids in cracked media - D Breysse. Classification of fluids - D Damidot. Testing methods - M Sosoro. Transport properties of mortar and concrete - HW Reinhardt. Measured transport in cracked concrete - B Gerard. Use of knowledge in practical engineering - HW Reinhardt. Need of further research - C Hall.