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ASTM C289 – Standard Test Method for Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity of Aggregates (Chemical Method)


This test method covers chemical determination of the potential reactivity of an aggregate with alkalies in portland cement concrete as indicated by the amount of reaction during 24 h at 80 °C between 1 N sodium hydroxide solution and aggregate that has been crushed and sieved to pass a 300-µm sieve and be retained on a 150-µm sieve.


aggregate reactivity; alkali; alkali-silica reactivity; concrete aggregates


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