Effect of Hydrocarbon Solutions on Polymer Concrete


The damaging effect of oil products on concrete besides the high permeability of concretehave made researchers try to improve the properties of concrete exposed to oil products, hence improving the durability and serviceability of oil concrete structures.Polymer concrete exposed to oil products is one of a new field that deals with the enhancement of concrete durability. In the present work polyester resin concrete was used and then immersed in different types of oil exposure liquids (gasoline, gas oil and kerosene) compared with reference concrete which left in the air.Polyester resin concrete is used as a new type in this field, it is noteworthy that the use of this concrete gives good test results that raise the values of the mechanical properties, so we did the SEM test in an attempt to study the microstructure of this concrete after soaking for 90 days in oil products.