Chloride Penetration Resistance of Calcium Depleted Concrete Specimens
Paper i proceeding, 2014
To facilitate the service life predictions regarding durability of nuclear waste repositories acceleration methods enhancing the decalcification process are used. However, in order to reach an efficient leaching rate small sample sizes have been used which limits further testing. In this study an electro-chemical migration method to accelerate leaching of calcium from concrete specimens of size 50×100Ø is presented. Rapid chloride migration test is utilized to account for the changes in chloride diffusion coefficient of concrete specimens due to calcium depletion. The results indicate up to at least 70% of increase of chloride diffusion coefficient as a result of decalcification.