Electrochemical desalination of concrete and electrochemical soil remediation - Differences and similarities

Lisbeth M. Ottosen, Marta Castellote

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Electrokinetic methods are developed for removal of pollutants from concrete and soil (chloride and heavy metals, respectively), but even though there are many topics of common interest to these methods there is no tradition for collaboration. In order to utilize the possible synergy from such collaboration a new RILEM committee “Electrokinetics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (EPE)” has been initiated. In the present paper some issues for beneficial collaboration is outlined such as: neutralizing pH changes at the electrodes, minimizing matrix changes, increasing mobility and electromigration of target ions, influence from the degree of interconnected pores on the overall removal process, and electric field distribution at varying water content.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcrete solutions
EditorsMichael Grantham, Carmelo Majorana, Valentina Salomoni
Number of pages466
PublisherCRC Press
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-55082-6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventConcrete Solutions - Padova, Italy
Duration: 22 Jun 200925 Jun 2009


ConferenceConcrete Solutions

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