Impact of biofouling on corrosion resistance of reinforced concrete

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dc.contributor.author Patil, B.T.
dc.contributor.author Gajendragad, M.R.
dc.contributor.author Ranganna, G.
dc.contributor.author Wagh, A.B.
dc.contributor.author Sudhakaran, T.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-05T04:16:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-05T04:16:20Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.citation Recent developments in biofouling control, Ed. by: Thompson, M.F.; Nagabhushanam, R.; Sarojini, R.; Fingerman, M. 429-439p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2623
dc.description.abstract The settlement of marine organisms on reinforced concrete surfaces can affect the durability of concrete structures due to the initiation of corrosion processes. A uniform settlement of biofoulers covering an entire concrete surface can protect the structure from deterioration; a nonuniform deposit can lead to severe localized pitting corrosion. To study this cylindrical reinforced concrete electrodes were exposed to seawater. They were periodically removed and examined for the presence of fouling organisms. Polarization of the reinforcement was carried out to assess the corrosion rate. The studies showed that corrosion of the reinforcement depends on the extent and nature of biofouling, the location of the electrodes in the sea, and the period of exposure
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Oxford and IBH, New Delhi, India
dc.rights Copyright [1994]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject biological settlement
dc.subject fouling organisms
dc.subject reinforced concrete
dc.subject corrosion control
dc.title Impact of biofouling on corrosion resistance of reinforced concrete
dc.type Conference Article


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