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Structural Engineering Data

ACTION OF SULPHURIC ACID ON CONCRETE. Concrete for leaching tanks in the copper industry, or in any industry where sulphuric acid is used, will always be an unfavourable consideration. Sulphuric acid, attacking the component parts of the cement used in the concrete, breaks them down into sulphates, this action causing the concrete to soften, and go to pieces within a year.