Weathering of iron sulfides and concrete alteration: thermodynamic model and observation in dams from Central Pyrenees, Spain

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Title: Weathering of iron sulfides and concrete alteration: thermodynamic model and observation in dams from Central Pyrenees, Spain
Authors: Ayora Ibáñez, Carlos | Chinchón Yepes, Servando | Aguado de Cea, Antonio | Guirado Gispert, Francesc
Research Group/s: Materiales y Sistemas Constructivos de la Edificación
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Construcciones Arquitectónicas | Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra | Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya. Departamento de Ingeniería de la Construcción
Keywords: Chemical-equilibria | Ettringite | Gypsum
Knowledge Area: Construcciones Arquitectónicas
Issue Date: Apr-1998
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: AYORA IBÁÑEZ, Carlos, et al. "Weathering of iron sulfides and concrete alteration: thermodynamic model and observation in dams from Central Pyrenees, Spain". Cement and Concrete Research. Vol. 28, Issue 4 (1998). ISSN 0008-8846, pp. 591-603
Abstract: The concrete of the Graus and Tabescan darns present significant durability problems. The cement paste is altered to expansive phases such as ettringite and gypsum, following fractures and aggregate-paste interfaces. The alteration is initially attributed to the acidic solution produced by the weathering of the pyrrhotite contained in the aggregate fragments. A chemical model, based on ion association and thermodynamic equilibrium, permits the calculation of the mass transfer between the solids and the pore solution, and the prediction of the progress of the acidic attack. The results of the calculations have been compared with the alteration features observed in concrete of these dams. Despite the simplifications, this model is able to predict the observed alteration stages, and confirms the hypothesis of acidic-sulfatic alteration of the cement.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/12323
ISSN: 0008-8846 (Print) | 1873-3948 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/S0008-8846(98)00137-9
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0008-8846(98)00137-9
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