Sulfate Attack on Concrete provides a comprehensive reference to this important subject. It covers: a short history of concrete deterioration due to sulfate attack, the origin of sulfates in concrete, the importance of appropriate concrete processing, forms and physical-chemical mechanisms of concrete deterioration due to sulfates, preventative measures, standardisation and numerous case histories.
This book is an essential reference for industry practitioners involved in concrete science and engineering, and also for academics and researchers of materials science and concrete technology.
1. Introduction 2. Chemistry and Physics of Cement Paste 3. Concrete Deterioration 4. Sulfate Attack 5. Consequences of Sulfate Attack on Concrete 6. Prevention of Sulfate Attack 7. Modelling of Deterioration Processes 8. Case Histories 9. Assessment of Cement and Concrete Performance Under Sulfate Attack. Concluding Remarks