Non-destructive measurement of chloride ions concentration in concrete – A comparative analysis of limitations and prospects

Yawar Abbas, Farhad Pargar, Dessi A. Koleva, Klaas van Breugel, Wouter Olthuis, Albert van den Berg

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Abstract

In this work, the different techniques for non-destructive in situ measurement of chloride ion concentration are presented. Non-destructive (ND) in situ measurement is crucial for reliable and continuous determination of chloride ion concentration in concrete. Over the last 20 years, several studies have been performed on ND measurements. These were mainly focused on the application of electrochemical and electromagnetic techniques. Each technique has its advantages and disadvantages. Depending on the requirement of assets managers and constructors and considering the limitations, these techniques can be well applied. The main concepts and comparative analysis, in view of possibilities and limitations, of these non-destructive techniques are presented in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-387
Number of pages12
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume174
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Chloride ingress
  • Chloride measurement
  • Durability
  • Non-destructive techniques
  • Reinforced concrete

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