Amy Taylor and others at the University of Sheffield have published a paper on the in situ monitoring of moisture content and temperature beneath the ground-bearing floor slab of a structure to understand the behaviour of pyritic fill material.
The paper, titled “The Effect of Temperature and Moisture Content on the Behaviour of Pyritic Fill: Development of an In Situ Monitoring System” adds to existing paper on the same topic by Taylor et al., (2013): Taylor, A.J., Cripps, J.C., and Clarke, S.D. (2013). An in-situ monitoring system for natural temperature and relative humidity.… Read the rest
Bryan McCabe and others at the National University of Ireland, Galway, have published a paper on the quantification of expansion rates of pyritiferous mudstone-siltstone from Ireland.
The paper, titled “Pyritiferous mudstone–siltstone: expansion rate measurement and prediction” adds to existing research on the expansion of pyritic fills published by Maher et al., (2011) and Sutton et al., (2013). McCabe et al., (2015) show that the density of pyritic fill and the depth of submergence in water strongly influence the rate of expansion. Furthermore, the authors found that pyrite content was the major control on the degree of expansion.… Read the rest
The Pyrite Resolution Board (PRB) has produced three reports since the Pyrite Remediation Scheme was introduced in February 2014. Further statistics are provided on the PRB website and in recent news articles. See statistics below and follow links for original data.
The Irish Independent reported an update on the Pyrite Remediation Scheme statistics last week for the end of January 2015: