Friday, May 19, 2017

A recipe for concrete that can withstand road salt deterioration

Engineers have known for some time that calcium chloride salt, commonly used as deicer, reacts with the calcium hydroxide in concrete to form a chemical byproduct that causes roadways to crumble. A civil engineer is working on a new recipe for concrete, using cast-off products from furnaces, that can hold its own against the forces of chemical erosion.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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