The use of polarization resistance to evaluate the environmental impact on reinforced concrete structures in the iberoamerican region

O. Trocónis De Rincón, C. Andrade, M. Barboza, F. Irassar, J. C. Montenegro, ROSA DE LAS MERCEDES VERA ARAVENA, A. M. Carvajal, R. M. De Gutiérrez, S. Delvasto, E. Saborio, A. Torres-Acosta, J. Pérez-Quiroz, F. Almeraya, P. Castro-Borges, E. I. Moreno, T. Perez-Lopez, W. Martinez, M. Salta, A. P. De Melo, I. MartínezM. Castellote, G. Rodríguez, M. Derrégibus, M. Sánchez, E. A. De Partidas, V. Millano

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Abstract

This work presents the three-year results of the project: "Effect of the environment on reinforcement durability" (DURACON), which is investigating the influence of the meteorochemical parameters of marine and coastal-marine environments on concrete durability performance, by measuring the electrochemical parameters (corrosion rate and corrosion potential) of the embedded reinforcing steel. To that effect, concrete specimens were exposed to the marine environments making a total of 21 test stations distributed among ten countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, Portugal and Venezuela). This paper presents the reinforcement electrochemical evaluation, which allows identifying its corrosion activation. The chloride ions concentration which induces the reinforcement corrosion is also presented, depending on the environment to which the concrete specimens were exposed. copyright The Electrochemical Society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions - Corrosion of Infrastructure
Pages111-116
Number of pages6
Edition13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventCorrosion of Infrastructure - 210th ECS Meeting - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 29 Oct 20063 Nov 2006

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number13
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Conference

ConferenceCorrosion of Infrastructure - 210th ECS Meeting
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period29/10/063/11/06

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