Chemical analysis of mineral aggregates for concretes

  • Zatler Branka
  • Lengar Zvone
International Symposium on Aggregates Themes 5. Aggregates for Concrete


A review of standardized methods of chemical analysis of mineral aggregates for concretes is presented. Since sample preparation and testing in the standardized methods, based on gravimetric quantitative analysis, is very time consuming, a faster turbidimetric method of testing for water soluble sulphates is suggested.


Sulphate Content Barium Chloride Mineral Aggregate Barium Sulphate Soluble Sulphate 

Analyse chimique des granulats pour beton


Une revue des méthodes standardisées des analyses chimiques des granulats pour béton est présentée. Les méthodes standardisées sont fondées sur les analyses quantitatives gravimétriques. La préparation des essais et leur réalisation durent longtemps. Une méthode turbidimétrique plus rapide de dosage des sulfates solubles dans l'eau est proposée.


  1. [1]
    BYERS William G. (1976): The Journal of the American Concrete Institute, Vol. 73, No. 8, pp. 443–444.Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    FOOKES P. and COLLIS L. (1975): Concrete, Vol. 9, No. 7, pp. 12–17.Google Scholar
  3. [3]
    FOOKES P. and COLLIS L. (1975): Concrete, Vol. 9, No. 11, pp. 14–19.Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    FOOKES P.G. and HIGGINBOTTOM I.E. (1980): Proc. Inst. Civ. Eng., Vol. 68, No. 2, Part 1, pp. 69–90.Google Scholar
  5. [5]
    RILEM Technical Committee 26-GM (1982): Matériaux et Constructions, Vol. 15, No. 87, pp. 209–213.Google Scholar
  6. [6]
    THEISSING E.M. (1978): RILEM International Symposium on Aggregates and Fillers, Budapest, Proceedings, Part II, pp. 193–197.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© International Association of Engineering Geology 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zatler Branka
    • 1
  • Lengar Zvone
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Testing and Research in Materials and StructuresLjubljanaYugoslavia
  2. 2.Chemical Institute Boris KidricLjubljanaYugoslavia

Personalised recommendations