Carbonation Testing

Carbonation is one of the two main causes of corrosion of steel in concrete, the other is chloride attack. The result of the interaction of carbon dioxide gas in the atmosphere with the alkaline hydroxides in the concrete, the carbonation process effectively drops the pH of the concrete to a level where the steel will corrode. The carbon dioxide dissolves in water to form carbonic acid, which can migrate to the reinforcing steel if the concrete cover is low or if the concrete is of poor quality. Carbonation is more common in old structures, particularly buildings.

Carbonation Test in Delhi