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Application of the Sharp Front Model to capillary absorption in a vuggy limestone
The unusual pore size distribution and in particular the presence of large pores in certain construction materials, results in an anomalous sorptivity and a marked deviation from the standard t1/2 law. In this paper, we ...
On the role of organic adlayers in the anomalous water sorptivity of Lépine limestone
Sorptivity data are reported for the capillary absorption of water, ethanol, propan-2-ol, and n-heptane by the calcitic limestone Lépine (Lavoux à grain). The data confirm that the water sorptivity is anomalously low, an ...
In-situ measurement of liquid phase moisture in cement mortar
A sensing method is developed and used for measurement of liquid phase moisture transport through cement mortar. Near-infrared electromagnetic energy launched through optical fibers is used to analyze the internal environment ...