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Vapour phase application of hydrophobic coatings to cement-based materials

Chowdhury, A, Gillies, A, McDonald, PJ and Mulheron, M (2001) Vapour phase application of hydrophobic coatings to cement-based materials Magazine of Concrete Research, 53. pp. 347-352.

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A new method of applying hydrophobic coatings to cement-based materials based on exposure to the treatment vapour is proposed. The method is demonstrated for the application of monomeric alkyl (isobutyl) alkoxy silane to cement paste and mortar samples manufactured and cured under a variety of conditions. The efficacy of the treatment is compared to conventional flood coating using magnetic resonance imaging (specifically SPRITE) to monitor the time dependent uptake of water into treated samples. It is concluded that the method as proposed is of significant benefit for some of the samples.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Chowdhury, A
Gillies, A
Date : 2001
DOI : 10.1680/macr.53.5.347.39449
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 11:43
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 21:09

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