Literature relating to sulfur-species problems in Spain

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Oliveira, I., Cavalaro, S.H.P., and Aguado, A. (2014). Evolution of pyrrhotite oxidation in aggregates for concrete. Materiales de Construccion. 64 (316), 1-9.


Alonso, E.E., and Ramon, A. (2013). Massive sulfate attack to cement-treated railway embankments. Geotechnique. 63 (10), 857–870.

Alonso, E.E., Berdugo, I.R., and Ramon, A. (2013). Extreme expansive phenomena in anhydritic-gypsiferous claystone: the case of Lilla tunnel. Geotechnique. 63 (7), 584–612.

Oliveira, I., Cavalaro, S. H. P., and Aguado, A. (2013). New unreacted-core model to predict pyrrhotite oxidation in concrete dams. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 25, 372–381.

Oliveira, I., Cavalaro, S.H.P., and Aguado, A. (2013). New kinetic model to quantify the internal sulfate attack in concrete. Cement and Concrete Research. 43, 95–104. Link to abstract.

Ramon, A., and Alonso, E.E. (2013). Heave of a railway bridge: modelling gypsum crystal growth. Geotechnique. 63 (9), 720–732.


Alonso, E.E., and Ramon, A. (2012). Heave of a railway bridge induced by gypsum crystal growth: field observations. Geotechnique. 63 (9), 707–719.

Chinchon-Paya, S., Aguado, A., and Chinchon, S. (2012). A comparative investigation of the degradation of pyrite and pyrrhotite under simulated laboratory conditions. Engineering Geology. 127, 75–80.

Oldecop, L., and Alonso, E.E. (2012). Modelling the degradation and swelling of clayey rocks bearing calcium-sulphate. Int. J. Rock Mech. Mining Sci. 54, 90–102.


Oliveira, I., Chinchón-Paya, S., Aguado, A., and Chinchón, S. (2011). Pyrrhotite oxidation kinetics: host rock influence and the effect of aggregate size on a concrete dam. XIII ICCC – International Congress on Chemistry of Cement, Madrid, Spain, ISBN: 84-7292-399-7.


Alonso, E.E., and Olivella, S. (2008). Modelling tunnel performance in expansive gypsum claystones. Proc. 12th Int. Conf. on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Goa. pp. 891–910.

Araujo, G. S., Chinchón, S., and Aguado, A. (2008). Evaluation of the behavior of concrete gravity dams suffering from internal sulfate attack. Ibracon Materials and Structures Journal. 1 (1), 84–112.

Cárdenes, V., García-Guinea, J., Monterroso, C., and de la Horra, R. (2008). Protocol for assessing the effectiveness of protective coatings for roofing slate. Materiales de Construccion. 58 (289–290), 263–279. Link to abstract.


Alonso, E.E., and Berdugo, I.R. (2005). Expansive behaviour of sulphate-bearing clays. Keynote paper. Proceedings of the inter- national conference on problematic soils, Famagusta. pp. 477– 498.


Alonso, E.E., and Sagaseta, C. (2003). Informe previo sobre los problemas derivados de la expansividad del terreno en los tu ́neles de Lilla, Camp Magre ́ y Puig Cabrer. Barcelona, Spain: Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences, UPC (in Spanish).


García-Guinea, J., Cardenes, V., Lombardero, M., and Desiloniz, M.I. (2002). Determination of iron sulphides in roofing slates from the north west of Spain. Materiales de Construccion. 52 [266], 55–63. Link to abstract.


Aguado, A., Agulló, L., Casanova, I., and López, C.M. (1998). Estudio de fenómenos expansivos en presas de hormigón. De la micro a la macro estructura. Comité Español de Grandes Presas. Premio José Torán.

Ayora, C., Chinchón, S., Aguado, A., and Guirado, F. (1998). Weathering of iron sulfides and concrete alteration: thermodynamic model and observation in dams from Central Pyreness, Spain. Cement and Concrete Research. 28, 1223–1235. Link to abstract.


Casanova, I., Aguado, A., and Agullo, L. (1997). Aggregate expansivity due to sulfide oxidation – II. Physico-chemical modeling of sulfate attack. Cement and Concrete Research. 27, 1627-1632.


Casanova, I., Agullo, L., and Aguado, A. (1996). Aggregate expansivity due to sulfide oxidation – I. Reaction system and rate model. Cement and Concrete Research. 26, 993–998. Link to abstract.


Chinchon, J. S., Ayora, C., Aguado, A., and Guirado, F. (1995). Influence of weathering of iron sulphides contained in aggregates on concrete durability. Cement and Concrete Research. 25 (6), 1264–1272.


Chinchon, J.S., Lopez-Soler, A., Querol, X., and Vaquer, R. (1990). Determination of pyrrhotite occurring in aggregates by X Ray Fluorescence. Cement and Concrete Research. 20, 394-397.


Vazquez, E., and Toral, T. (1984). Effect of iron sulphides in aggregates used for concrete in the Maresme area (Barcelona). Bulletin of the International Association of Engineering Geology. 30, 297–300. (In French).


Vidal, M. (1962). La pirrotina en el terreno, peligro para los hormigones. Bol. Serr. Geol. 11, 11–16.