The influence of naphthalene water reducer on corrosion behavior of reinforcing steel in concrete was studied by the methods of corrosion potential measurement,linear polarization and EIS test.The values of concrete resistance(Rc) and polarization resistance(Rp) of the samples with naphthalene water reducer were higher than those without naphthalene water reducer,especially in the concrete with 0.2 percent naphthalene water reducer.A suitable amount of water reducer can improve the pore structures of concrete,increase the concrete compactness and impermeability,and decrease corrosion rate of rebars in concrete.


naphthalene water reducer, concrete, rebar corrosion, EIS, linear polarization

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