Research on Effects of Inhibitors on Anti-Corrosion Performance of Reinforced Bar in the Concrete
The corrosion behavior of reinforcing bars in concrete was studied by simulating the 4×4 wire-beam electrode array. Different inhibitors were added to reinforced concrete. By measuring the open-circuit potential of an iron wire, the impact of different inhibitors on the corrosion of rebar in the concretes was studied after immersion in NaCl solution. The result showed that best protection was achieved by adding NaNO2 and aniline as inhibitors jointly to the concrete, as this combination maintained the open-circuit potential within the passivation range at all times, so ensuring the integrity of the passive membrane. By addition of this combination of the inhibitors, the compactibility of the cement concrete structure can be increased, thereby protecting the reinforcing bar against the external corrosive media.
Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He
L. B. Song et al., "Research on Effects of Inhibitors on Anti-Corrosion Performance of Reinforced Bar in the Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 1195-1198, 2011