ASTM C1898

Full Name

ASTM C1898 – Standard Test Methods for Determining the Chemical Resistance of Concrete Products to Acid Attack


These test methods are intended to evaluate the chemical resistance of cement paste, mortar and concrete materials.

This method is loosely based on Test Methods C267, however the solution is more rigorously defined and flexural strength is used.

These test methods provide for the determination of changes in the following properties of the test specimens and test medium after exposure of the specimens to the medium:

  1. Mass of specimen
  2. Appearance of specimen
  3. Appearance of test medium
  4. Strength of specimens


acid attack; chemical-resistant; concrete; microbially induced concrete corrosion (MICC); mortar; portland cement; wastewater