Effects of Bulk Water Chemistry on Autogenous Healing of Concrete

@inproceedings{Parks2010EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of Bulk Water Chemistry on Autogenous Healing of Concrete},
  author={Jeffrey N. Parks and Marc R. Edwards and Peter J Vikesland and Abhijeet Dudi},
  year={2010}
}
Autogenous healing can occur when hairline cracks in concrete repair themselves through reactions with water and/or constituents in water. The chemistry of water contacting the cement affects whether the crack heals autogenously or propagates until leaks occur. The strength testing on concrete specimens demonstrates that appreciable healing can occur at a pH of 9.5 when there is sufficient magnesium and silicon in the water. Scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM… CONTINUE READING