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Special Issue "Corrosion in Concrete: Inhibitors and Coatings (Volume II)"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction and Building Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2023) | Viewed by 197

Special Issue Editor

Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Bergamo, Viale Marconi, 4, 24044 Dalmine, BG, Italy
Interests: durability and sustainability of cementitious materials; admixtures and additives for concrete; alternative binders and aggregates; cement-based repair materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In a new era of sustainable development, durability is a foundamental topic in the concrete sector, with remarkable consequences on environmental and economical issues. Production of high performance concretes with a low water to cement ratio and appropriate cements and admixtures represents a mandatory condition to assure durability of reinforced concrete structures. However, the crack tendency of concrete and exposure to severe conditions could require additional technical solutions to guarantee the durability of reinforced concrete elements. Corrosion inhibitors and coatings could represent a suitable solution to face corrosion and deterioration even in these aggressive environments or in the presence of cracks. Corrosion inhibitors, applied on the surface of the reinforced concrete (migranting corrosion inhibitors) and/or added as concrete ingredients, represent a valid technique to mitigate corrosion risk in both new and existing structures. Similarly, coatings can be employed to prolong the service life of reinforced concrete structures exposed to air (CO2-induced corrosion of rebars), seawater or deicing salts (chloride-induced corrosion of steel bars), as well as concrete structures subjected to an acid attack.

This Special Issue aims to add evidence to the scientific progress achieved in the research and development of corrosion inhibitors and coatings for concrete.

Topics of interest include the following:

  • Corrosion inhibitors as cementitious mixture ingredients for reinforced concretes;
  • Migranting corrosion inhibitors;
  • Coatings to prevent CO2-induced corrosion of steel bars;
  • Coatings to enhance durability of structures exposed to chloride-induced corrosion;
  • Coatings for concrete elements subjected to acid attack;
  • Case history and applications.

Dr. Luigi Coppola
Guest Editor

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  • corrosion in reinforced concrete structures
  • corrosion inhibitors
  • coatings for concrete
  • durability of reinforced concrete structures

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