This book is an investigation into the barrier qualities of concrete. The transport of fluids, in particular organic and contaminating liquids, through concrete can lead to water and soil pollution. This is a world-wide problem on which there is little published material. This state-of-the-art report redresses the balance and sets out current knowl

chapter 1|4 pages


chapter 3|16 pages

Transport in composite media

chapter 4|32 pages

Transport of fluids in cracked media

chapter 6|26 pages

Testing methods

chapter 7|52 pages

Transport properties of concrete

chapter 8|60 pages

Measured transport in cracked concrete

chapter 9|4 pages

Use of knowledge in practical engineering

chapter 10|3 pages

Research needs and opportunities