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Carbonation Test

Global lab offers the precise, accurate & reliable Carbonation test  Accrediated by NABL of Concrete by complying the requirement of EN 14630 : 2006.

 

What is Carbonation?

Carbonation occurs in Concrete because the calcium bearing phases present are attacked by carbon dioxide of the air and converted to calcium carbonate. Cement paste contains 25-50 wt% calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2), which mean that the pH of the fresh cement paste is at least 12.5.

Scope: The phenolphthalein test method is intended to measure the depth of the carbonated layer near the surface of hardened concrete. It is not suitable for concrete made with calcium aluminated cement. It may be used on site or in the laboratory, on test specimens or on cores or fragments removed from hardened concrete structures.

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