Evaluation of Surface Preparation Methods to Remediate Chlorides on Bridges

From JPCL, January 2017

By Bobby Meade, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.; Michael Baase, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; and Theodore Hopwood Ii and Sudhir Palle, University Of Kentucky

The cost of maintaining a protective coating during the service life of a bridge can approach the cost of the original construction. The authors describe a KYTC-funded research project that assessed steel panels prepared by application of 32 different cleaning methods for quantity and deposition of retained chlorides....

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Tagged categories: Bobby Meade; Bridges; Chlorides; Contaminants; Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.; Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; Performance testing; Salt contaminant levels; Soluble salts; Sudhir Palle; Surface Preparation; Theodore Hopwood II; Wet abrasive blasting

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