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Investigation Of The Protective Effect Of Inorganic Coating With Corrosion Inhibitors Against Deterioration Of Structural Damages

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030181

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

466.91 kb

Author(s)

G. Batis, P. Pantazopoulou & A. Routoulas

Abstract

Investigation of the protective effect of inorganic coating with corrosion inhibitors against deterioration of structural damages G. ~ a t i s l , P. ~antazo~oulou' & A. ~outoulas~ ' Chemical Engineering School, National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Physics, Chemistiy & Materials Technology Department, Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece. Abstract The most widely used method for the protection of reinforced concrete and masonry is through coatings, either inorganic or organic. Inorganic coatings based on water glass present various advantages, which are very important when , used in old structures. Their microcrystalline texture results in admirably aesthetic appearance and the lower absorption of sun radiation causes no change of coloration, consequently when repainting it is not possible to distinguish between old and new coating. They do not flake off, build up algae or microorganisms or have organic solvents, hence bringing out pollution. Inorganic coatings al

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