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Evaluation of Total, Water-soluble and Hexavalent Chromium Contents in Construction Materials(Concretes, Cements)
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Evaluation of Total, Water-soluble and Hexavalent Chromium Contents in Construction Materials(Concretes, Cements)
Choi, In-Ja; Yoon, Chung-Sik; Choi, Sang-Jun;
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 Abstract
The objective of the study is to determine the contents of total chromium, water-soluble chromium and hexavalent chromium in cements and concretes specimens taken from manufacturing or construction sites. Chromate is an allergen that is widespread in the environment and is richly contained in cements. Metals were extracted with microwave oven and analyzed by atomic absorption spectrometer. Hexavalent chromium was analysed by ion chromatography. The concentrations of total chromium, water-soluble chromium and hexavalent chromium in cements were , respectively. The concentrations of hexavalent chromium in cements were higher than 2 mg/kg, a maximum value recommended in Northern European Countries. The concentrations of total chromium, water-soluble chromium and hexavalent chromium in concretes were , respectively. Especially Hexavalent chromium was detected only from concrete specimens from construction sites. It is oxidized or reduced status by environmental condition or surrounding materials.
 Keywords
total; water-soluble and hexavalent chromium;dermatitis;cement;concrete;
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English
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