Canada

Literature relating to sulfur-species problems in Canada

Last updated 15.04.16

2015

Rodrigues, A., Duchesne, J., and Fournier, B. (2015). A new accelerated mortar bar test to assess the potential deleterious effect of sulfide-bearing aggregate in concrete. Cement and Concrete Research. 73, 96–110. Link to abstract.

2014

Rodrigues, A., Fournier, B., and Duchesne, J. (2014). Damage evaluation of two different concrete mix designs containing sulfide-bearing aggregates. 36th International Conference on Cement Microscopy 2014, Milan, Italy, April 13th-17th, pp 279-299. Link to abstract.

2013

Duchesne, J., and Fournier, B. (2013).  Deterioration of Concrete by the Oxidation of Sulphide Minerals in the Aggregate. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 7 (8), 992-931. Link to full paper PDF.

Maher, M.J. (2013). The Canadian pyrite experience and comparisons with the Irish problems. In: Implications of pyrite oxidation for engineering works. A.B. Hawkins (ed). Springer, Switzerland. Link to abstract.

Maguire, B. (2013). Deterioration Caused By Sulfide-Bearing Aggregates: Performance Test Development. MSc Thesis, Ryerson University. Link to full MSc Thesis PDF.

Rodrigues, A., Fournier, B., and Duchesne, J. (2013). Petrographic characterization of the deterioration products of a concrete containing sulfide bearing aggregates; A particular case of internal sulfate attack. 35th International Conference on Cement Microscopy 2013, April 28th-May 1st, pp 253-273. Link to abstract.

2012

Coalition Proprio-Beton (CPB). (2012). Information Generale—Un drame qui se repete. [online]. http://www.proprio-beton.qc.ca/.

Rodrigues, A., Duchesne, J., Fournier, B. (2012). Microscopic analysis of the iron sulfide oxidation products used in concrete aggregates. 34th International Conference on Cement Microscopy (2012) (Halle-Saale, Germany).

Rodrigues, A., Duchesne, J., Fournier, B., Durand, B., Rivard, P., and Shehata, M. (2012). Mineralogical and chemical assessment of concrete damaged by the oxidation of sulfide-bearing aggregates: Importance of thaumasite formation on reaction mechanisms. Cement and Concrete Research. 42, 1336-1347. Link to abstract.

2011

Duchesne, J., & Fournier, B. (2011). Petrography of concrete deteriorated by weathering of sulphide minerals. Proposed Paper for the 33rd international conference on cement microscopy, Omni San Francisco Hotel, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. April 17–20.

2005

Tagnit-Hamou, A., Saric-Coric, M., & Rivard, P. (2005). Internal deterioration of concrete by the oxidation of pyrrhotitic aggregates. Cement and Concrete Research. 35 (1), 99–107. Link to abstract.

2004

Hoover, P.E., Wang, P.E., and Dempsey, B. (2004). Structural damage induced by pyritic shale. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering. New York, April 13th-17th, 2004. pp. 1-7.

2002

Ballivy, G., Rivard, P., Pepin, C., Tanguay, M.G., and Dion, A. Damages to residential buildings related to pyritic rockfills: field results of an investigation on the south shore of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 29 (2), 246-255. Link to abstract.

Bellaloui, A., Nkurunziza, G., and Ballivy, G. (2002). Caractérisation en laboratoire du potentiel expansif de granulats de remblais de fondation. Canadian Geotechnical Journal.39 (1), 141-148.

Thomas, M.D.A., Rogers, C.A., and Bieszynski, R.F. (2002). Occurrences of thaumasite in laboratory and field concrete. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Thaumasite in Cementicious Materials. BRE, Garston, UK, June 19th-21st 2002.

2001

Bérubé, M.A. (2001). The mineralogical and petrographic analysis of concrete aggregates. Journal of Materials. 53 (12), 45-47. Link to abstract.

Comité Technique Québécois D’étude Des Problèmes De Gonflement Associés à La Pyrite. (2001). Appraisal procedure for existing residential buildings. Procedure CTQ-M200, Version 2.0, June 4. Link to full report PDF.

Le Roux, A, Divet, L., Fasseu, P., Hasni, L., and Marion, A.M. (2001). Stability of limestone aggregate pyrites in cement conrete. Bull. Lab. Ponts et Chaussées. 234, 75-84.

1999

Association des consommateurs pour la qualite dans la construction (1999). Pyrite and your house. What home-owners should know about swelling backfills. CQC, Montreal. Link to full report PDF.

Berube, M. (1999). Soulevement de dalles de plancher en beton mises en place sur un remblai granulaire ou un roc pyriteux. Geoscope, 1 (1), 4-5.

1996

Divet, L., and Davy, J.P. Étude des risques d’oxydation de la pyrite dans le milieu basique du béton. Bull. Lab. Ponts et  Chaussées. 204, 97–107.

Berube, M., Locat, J., Gelinas, P., Chagnon, J., and LeFrancois, P. (1986). Black shale heaving at Sainte-Foy, Quebec. Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 23, 1774-1781. Link to full paper PDF.

1982

Grattan-Bellew, P.E., and McRostie, G.C. (1982). Evaluation of heave prevention methods for floors founded on shale in the Ottawa region. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 19 (1), 108-111.

1975

Berard, J., Roux, R., & Durand, M. (1975). Performance of concrete containing a variety of black shale. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 2 (1), 58–65. Link to abstract.

Berard, J., Roux, R., & Durand, M. (1975). Performance of concrete containing a variety of black shale: Reply. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 2 (4), 621.

Grattan-Bellew, P.E., and Eden, W.J. (1975). Concrete deterioration and floor heave due to biogeochemical weathering of underlying shale. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 12, 372–378. Link to abstract.

Sereda, P.J., and Grattan-Bellew, P.E. (1975). Performance of concrete containing a variety of black shale: Discussion. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 2 (4), 620.

1974

Gillott, J.E., Penner, E., and Eden, W.J. (1974). Microstructure of Billings Shale and Biochemical Alteration Products, Ottawa, Canada. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 11(4), 482-489. Link to abstract.

1973

Penner, E., Eden, W.J., and Gillott, J.E. (1973). Floor heave due to biochemical weathering of shale. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. 2 (2) S4, 151-158.

Quigley, R.M., Zajic, J.E., McKyes, E., and Yong, R.N. (1973a). Oxidation and heave of black shale. ASCE Journal of the Soil Mechanics & Foundations Division. 99, 417-421.

Quigley, R.M., Zajic, J.E., McKyes, E., and Yong, R.N. (1973b). Biochemical Alteration and Heave of Black Shale; Detailed Observations and Interpretations. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 10 (6), 1005-1015. Link to abstract.

1972

Penner, E., Eden, W.J., and Grattan-Bellew, P.E. (1972). Canadian Building Digest 152. Expansion of pyritic shales. Link to text.

1970

Bérard, J. (1970). Black shale heaving at Ottawa, Canada: Discussion. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 7 (2), 113-114. Link to abstract.

Morgenstern, N.R. (1970). Black shale heaving at Ottawa, Canada: Discussion. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 7 (2), 114-115. Link to abstract.

Penner, E., Gillott, J.E., and Eden, W.J. (1970). Investigation of heave in Billings Shale by mineralogical and biochemical methods. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 7, 333–338. Link to full paper PDF.

Quigley, R. M., and Vogan, R. W. (1970). Black shale heaving at Ottawa, Canada. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 7, 106–112. Link to abstract.

1969

A. C. Mackey, A.C. (1969). Sulfate action on concrete in Winnipeg soils: discussion. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 6 (2), 213-215.

Quigley, R.M. (1969). Sulfate action on concrete in Winnipeg soils: discussion. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 6 (1), 61-63.

Whitehead, M.B., Hurwitz, L.E., Kavanagh, R.J., Kuluk, A., Malus, J.G., McKnight, R.W., Nizalik, R.G., and Priestley, A. (1969). Sulfate action on concrete in Winnipeg soils. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 6 (1), 49-61.

1966

Penner, E., Eden, W.J., and Gillott, J.E. (1966). Floor heave due to bio-chemical weathering of shale. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Moscow, 2, 151-158.