Identification of Biogenic Sulphate Corrosion of Concrete in Sewage Treatment Plant Settling Tank Walls
More details
Hide details
Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
Online publication date: 2020-11-09
Publication date: 2020-09-01
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2020;30(3):253-264
One of the basic threats in terms of concrete used for tanks or ducts applied in wastewater management is the phenomenon of biogenic sulphate corrosion (BSC). BSC is a particular case of corrosion caused by the action of sulphuric acid (IV), which is formed as a result of a number of biochemical processes, which can take place, e.g. in an environment encountered within the aforementioned structures. Ions present in sulphuric acid react with cement hydration products, which leads to replacing the primary cement matrix components with compounds easily-soluble or highly-swelling during crystallization. The outcome of advanced corrosion is usually an observed formation of a white, amorphous, sponge-like mass, which is easily separated from the underlying concrete. The article discusses a case study of a BSC process in a newly constructed primary settling tank in a municipal wastewater treatment plant.
Cwalina, B 2008. Biodeterioration of concrete. Architecture Civil Engineering Environment 4, 133-140.
Ćwiertnia, R and Ćwiertnia, T 2011. Betonowe i żelbetowe obiekty w kanalizacji i oczyszczalniach ścieków (3). Zapachowe kanały. Magazyn instalatora 3. https://www.instalator.pl/2011....
Dąbrowski, W 2013. Nieporozumienia dotyczące korozji siarczanowej kanałów. Instal 1, 33–36.
Dąbrowski, W 2017. Zapobieganie korozji siarczanowej betonowej kanalizacji. Instal 12, 57–61.
Eglinton, M 1998. Resistance of concrete to destructive agencies. In: Hewlett, P and Liska, M (Eds.) Lea’s Chemistry of Cement and Concrete. Butterworth-Heinemann.
Główny Urząd Statystyczny 2019. Ochrona środowiska 2019.
Gu, JD, Ford, TE, Berke, NS and Mitchell, R 1998. Biodeterioration of concrete by the fungus Fusarium. International biodeterioration & biodegradation 41(2), 101-109.
Kaempfer, W and Berndt, M 1999. Estimation of service life of concrete pipes in sewer networks. Durability of Building Materials and Components. 8, 36–45.
Kaushal, V, Najafi, M, Love, J and Qasim, S. 2020. Microbiologically induced deterioration and protection of concrete in municipal sewerage system: Technical review. Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice 11(1).
Kurdowski, W 2010. Chemia cementu i betonu. Stowarzyszenie Producentów Cementu.
Lewandowska, A and Piasecki, A 2019. Selected aspects of water and sewage management in Poland in the context of sustainable urban development. Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series 4545, 149–157.
Mehta, PK 1983. Mechanism of sulfate attack on portland cement concrete—Another look. Cement and Concrete Research 13(3), 401–406.
Monachon, M, Albelda-Berenguer, M and Joseph, E 2019. Biological oxidation of iron sulfides. Advances in applied microbiology 107, 1-27.
Noeiaghaei, T, Mukherjee, A, Dhami, N and Chae, SR 2017. Biogenic deterioration of concrete and its mitigation technologies. Construction and Building Materials 149, 575-586.
O’Connell, M, McNally, C and Richardson, MG 2010. Biochemical attack on concrete in wastewater applications: A state of the art review. Cement and Concrete Composites 32(7), 479-485.
OECD 2016. Water governance in cities OECD Studies on Water.
PN-EN 13670:2011 Wykonywanie konstrukcji betonowych.
PN-EN 206+A1:2016-12 - Beton - Wymagania, właściwości, produkcja i zgodność.
Tazawa, EI, Morinaga, T and Kawai, K 1994. Deterioration of Concrete Derived from Metabolites of Microorganisms. In Proceedings of 3rd CANMET/ACI International Conference on Durability of Concrete, 1087-1097.
Vincke, E, Verstichel, S, Monteny, J, Verstraete, W 1999. A new test procedure for biogenic sulfuric acid corrosion of concrete. Biodegradation 10(6), 421-428.
Wu, L, Hu, C and Liu, WV 2018. The sustainability of concrete in sewer tunnel — A narrative review of acid corrosion in the city of Edmonton, Canada. Sustainability 10(2), 517.
Journals System - logo
Scroll to top