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Industrial evaluation of sulfur concrete in corrosive environments.
McBee WC; Sullivan TA; Jong BW
Min Eng 1985 Jan; 37(1):37-44
A sulfur concrete technology was developed by the Bureau of Mines, where chemically modified sulfur is used with suitable mineral aggregates to produce construction materials that are resistant to corrosion by acids and salts. This report presents a summary of the basic technology and results of testing the materials under actual operating conditions in 50 corrosive environments in 40 commercial plants. After 4 years of testing, there was essentially no evidence of material degradation or loss of strength. Regular concrete materials were attacked and, in some cases, completely destroyed under the same conditions. Testing is continuing to establish ultimate longevity and durability of the sulfur concretes. The materials are finding widespread applicaitons in metallurgical, chemical, and fertilizer processing plants.
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