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Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 371–373 | Cite as

Electrochemical activity of heavy metal oxides in the process of chloride induced corrosion of steel reinforcement

  • V. Živica
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Abstract

The influence of heavy metal oxides on the chloride induced corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete was studied. Significant inhibition and stimulation of chloride induced corrosion have been observed. Basicity and acidity of the relevant metal ions, and their ability to form complexes are considered as the main factors of the observed effects.

Keywords

Heavy metal oxides chloride corrosion steel concrete reinforcement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Živica
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  1. 1.Institute of Construction and Architecture of the Slovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovak Republic

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