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Article Number - 093094A38681


Vol.6(20), pp. 4152-4162 , September 2011
DOI: 10.5897/SRE11.1051
ISSN: 1992-2248



Review

Corrosion inhibitors for steel reinforcement in concrete: A review


Abdulrahman A. S.1,2*, Mohammad Ismail1 and Mohammad Sakhawat Hussain3

 

 

 




1Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

2Mechanical Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 65, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.

3Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.


Email: asipita2@gmail.com






 Accepted: 16 August 2011  Published: 19 September 2011

Copyright © 2011 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


Inhibitors are added to concrete to improve its quality and integrity. In recent years the use of these inhibitors in producing high performance concrete has increased significantly as a result of aggressive environment. This report is based on the corrosion inhibitors used in concrete and also on the published literatures. Most authors agreed that reinforcement corrosion is the most important causes of premature failure of reinforced concrete structure worldwide and generate a great research concern due to its effects on global economy. The report presents information related to basic mechanism of corrosion protection methods to extend the service life of reinforced concrete structures which include inhibitors, sealers and barriers. Environmental sustainability issues concerning the present inhibitors being used were examined, viability and versatility of green inhibitors to concrete was also x-rayed.

 

Key words: Concrete, chloride attack, corrosion, reinforcement, inhibitor, admixture, carbonation, sulphate attack.


APA (2011). Corrosion inhibitors for steel reinforcement in concrete: A review. Scientific Research and Essays, 6(20), 4152-4162 .
Chicago Abdulrahman A. S., Mohammad Ismail and Mohammad Sakhawat Hussain      . "Corrosion inhibitors for steel reinforcement in concrete: A review." Scientific Research and Essays 6, no. 20 (2011): 4152-4162 .
MLA Abdulrahman A. S., Mohammad Ismail and Mohammad Sakhawat Hussain      . "Corrosion inhibitors for steel reinforcement in concrete: A review." Scientific Research and Essays 6.20 (2011): 4152-4162 .
   
DOI 10.5897/SRE11.1051
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/SRE/article-abstract/093094A38681

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