Evaluation of Chemical Resistance of Polymer Concrete in Corrosive Environments

Mehdi Golestaneh
2013 Iranica Journal of Energy & Environment  
Polymer concrete (PC) with suitable mechanical and chemical properties was prepared. The properties of PCs are dependent upon the type of resins and filler materials. This research paper presents an assessment of the chemical resistance of polymer concretes in various chemical compositions. Epoxy resin was used to fabricate PC samples. The sample blocks were exposed to hostile environment in strong acidic and alkali conditions. The loss of compressive strength of the samples exposed to
more » ... environment was insignificant. The strength of corrosive environment had significant effect on the chemical resistance of the fabricated PC samples. A desired blend of the optimized chemical composition of epoxy was used and tested in all corrosive environments. These samples were successfully passed all the designed testing conditions.
doi:10.5829/idosi.ijee.2013.04.03.19 fatcat:ybxlj6b3fjfodh6tod2ww5kuza