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Influence of nano-modification on mechanical and durability properties of cement polymer anticorrosive coating

Shoib Bashir Wani, Junaid Ahmed, M. S. Haji Sheik Mohammed, Tahir Hussain Muntazari, Nusrat Rafique



In the present study performance evaluation of nano-modified cement polymer anticorrosive coating (CPAC) was undertaken by conducting the Chemical Resistance Test (CRT), Applied Voltage Test (AVT), Bond Strength Test (BST), Accelerated Corrosion Test (ACT) and Coating Flexibility Test (CFT). The site oriented coating comprises of nitrite, styrene-butadiene polymer and other additives. The anticorrosive polymer solution is compatible with concrete or cement when uniformly mixed with fresh ordinary portland cement (OPC). Totally forty-five specimens were subjected to various performance evaluation tests. In CRT observations were made on drilled and undrilled specimens after 45 days test period in liquid and vapour phase. The coating did not blister, soften and lose bond in all the tested medium during CRT and meet the requirement of BIS 13620-1993 and ASTM A775/A775M.The coating has the ability to withstand the electrochemical stresses during one-hour AVT. In the BST, single and double coated rebars showed +126.96% and +46.08% greater usable bond strength respectively than uncoated rebar. In the ACT, there is a significant escalation in time of cracking of specimens of double-coated reinforced rebars by 2 times as compared to uncoated rebars. Cracking time for single coated reinforced rebars was found 1.6 times more than uncoated rebars. In the CFT, coating completely in the inner and the outer radius of the 180° bend rebar fails to meet the requirements of BIS and ASTM standards. Thus the coating has to be applied subsequent to cutting and rebar twisting is finished.


concrete; corrosion; cement polymer anticorrosive coating; durability; coated rebars; durability; uncoated rebars

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