Implications of Pyrite Oxidation for Engineering Works

Authors: Hawkins, A. Brian

  • Highlights and analyzes the distress to buildings caused by sulphate-induced heave
  • Describes the formation of pyrite, the processes involved in its oxidation and the various ways in which consequential expansion takes place
  • Discusses the way that buildings can be raised above their supporting foundation walls by the expansion of pyritiferous fill which has been used beneath ground-bearing floor slabs in Ireland
  • Photographs and profiles of sulphate development and ingress into concrete, plus case histories from the UK, North America and Ireland add abundant details and clarification
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The book highlights and analyses the distress to buildings caused by sulphate-induced heave, with particular reference to the recent problems in the Dublin area of Ireland. It describes the formation of pyrite, the processes involved in its oxidation and the various ways in which consequential expansion takes place. For the first time in the literature it discusses the way that buildings can be raised above their supporting foundation walls by the expansion of pyritiferous fill which has been used beneath ground-bearing floor slabs in Ireland. The significance of fractures through the iron sulphide microcrystals for the rate and extent of oxidation is discussed. Photographs and profiles of sulphate ingress into concrete/concrete blocks are presented. Case histories from the UK, North America and Ireland are discussed.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Engineering Implications of the Oxidation of Pyrite: An Overview, with Particular Reference to Ireland

    Hawkins, A. Brian

    Pages 1-98

  • Sampling Potentially Pyritiferous Materials

    Lombard, James

    Pages 99-106

  • Testing of Potentially Pyritiferous Material

    Eden, Mike

    Pages 107-132

  • Problems Associated with the Use of Pyritiferous Fill at Ballymun Youth Facility, Dublin

    Hawkins, A. Brian (et al.)

    Pages 133-166

  • Remediation of Senior Citizens’ Dwellings Affected by Pyrite-Induced Heave

    Finnegan, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 167-186

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-00221-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00220-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: September 29, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37519-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Implications of Pyrite Oxidation for Engineering Works
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00221-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00221-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00220-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37519-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 307
Number of Illustrations and Tables
95 b/w illustrations, 188 illustrations in colour
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