Estimating the chloride transport in cement paste


  • A. Princigallo CTG. Italcementi Group. Bergamo



Diffusion, transport properties, cement paste, chloride, modelling


A method was developed to measure the diffusion coefficient of chloride ions in cement paste based on an analytical solution to Fick’s 2nd law in a cylindrical coordinate system. This natural method yielded diffusivity results within as little as a month. Testing time was reduced by exploiting the three-dimensional inward flux in the specimen. In an attempt to determine the saturation concentration, dense portland cement pastes were exposed to a concentrated chloride solution. The method proved to be useful for exploring cement hydration-induced changes in the diffusion coefficient of cement paste.


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How to Cite

Princigallo, A. (2012). Estimating the chloride transport in cement paste. Materiales De Construcción, 62(306), 151–161.



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