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Estimation Of Alkali Diffusivity From Dynamic Leaching Test

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MC030281

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

455.98 kb

Author(s)

D. Sani, G. Moriconi & G. Fava

Abstract

Estimation of alkali diffusivity from dynamic leaching test D. Sani, G. Moriconi & G. Fava Department of Materials and Environmental Engineering and Physics Marche Polytechnical University, Ancona, Italy Abstract The reuse of waste materials from manufacturing plants in order to decrease the material volume to be disposed to landfill is increasingly receiving public interest. This research is focused in the evaluation of alkali diffusivity using a short term dynamic leaching test. Such tests are necessary because of environmental regulations. In this study, several concrete mixes were used in order to test the applicability of the method. Concentration profiles of calcium, sodium, potassium and chloride are interpolated with a semi-empirical expression based on diffusion-like leaching behaviour. Although a simplification is introduced, preliminary results indicate that the calculated diffusion coefficient agree with those reported in several other findings. Moreover, the presence of recycled m

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