Salt Weathering - Lab Clip 1 - 43% RH, 20 C  Na2SO4

 

Keywords:  Sodium Sulfate, Brine, Crystallization, rising damp, Salt Weathering, Salt attack


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For setup details see Rodrigues-Navarro and Doehne, 1999

3 Weeks in 20 Seconds:  Upper portion of Bath limestone column at constant RH, T,  and wind. 4 cm wide stone column sitting in a brine of saturated sodium sulfate. Shows severe damage to Bath limestone at constant RH and Temperature from the crystallization of sodium sulfate just beneath the surface. Stone column sitting in a brine of 20% sodium sulfate. For details see Rodrigues-Navarro and Doehne, 1999, 2001, and Doehne 2005

Eric Doehne & David Carson