ash pollution Articles

  • Application of leachate pollution indices for assessment of leachate pollution potential of landfills (a case study of an unlined landfill with lime sludge and fly ash)

    Leachates from unlined landfills cause environmental degradation and health hazards due to resultant ground water pollution. Their pollution potential can be measured on a comparative scale using leachate pollution index (LPI). The selection of index involves 18 pollution parameters, their weightages and the sub–index values. The concentrations of pollutants are obtained from toxicity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Laboratory investigation of hydraulic characteristics of fly ash as a fill material from the aspects of pollutant transport

    Depending on the usage of fly ash, it is necessary to determine its environmental parameters, such as the potential for pollutant transport/leaching after its built-in. This study presents a methodology for determination of transport parameters (filtration coefficient, effective porosity, longitudinal dispersivity, and the mean residence time) from experimental data collected from column ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Legal lookout: EPA responds to coal ash release

    Once again, it took a major catastrophe to wake up industry and regulators to a problem that should have been addressed long ago. Dec. 22, 2008, was a nightmare for federal and state regulators, electrical utilities, and most particularly the residents of Kingston, Tenn. On this day, approximately 5.4 million cubic yards (or 1.1 billion gallons) of coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Removal of carbamazepine from aqueous solution by adsorption on fly ash-amended soil

    Carbamazepine (CBZ), nonbiodegradable pharmaceutical residue, has become an emerging pollutant in several aquatic environments. The effectiveness of the mixture of soil and fly ash (FA) in adsorbing CBZ from aqueous solution has been studied as well as agitation time, FA content, initial CBZ concentration and desorption as a function of FA content. The adsorption kinetics fits a hyperbolic or ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An immobilisation mechanism for lead in fly ash subjected to mechanochemical treatment

    Mechanochemical (MC) processes immobilise heavy metals in fly ash, a desirable outcome because recycled fly ash is commonly used in the synthesis of inorganic materials. We investigate the extent of immobilisation and the mechanism of lead (Pb) leaching during MC treatment of fly ash, using lead oxide (PbO) and lead dichloride (PbCl2) as model compounds. MC treatment of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technical Note: An effective thermal technology for the detoxification of MSW fly ash

    Increasing public concern regarding potential health problems due to improper waste disposal practices and the introduction of landfill taxes have induced the practice of incineration. Presently, all UK incinerators have to meet very strict emission levels. The municipal solid waste (MSW) fly ash generated has to be managed very carefully as it is enriched with toxic organic micro pollutants and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA targets electric utilities - the agency steps up efforts to manage coal ash damage

    Approximately 5.4 million cubic yards, or 1.1 billion gallons, of coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plant near Knoxville, Tenn., in December 2008 flooded some 300 acres of land, damaging property, polluting waterways, and killing fish. TVA will likely spend more than $500 million and perhaps as much as $1 billion dollars on the cleanup, says the U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Review of coal as a promising source of lithium

    Coals are a major source of pollution in certain parts of the world due to mining, coal combustion, and disposal of fly ash. The recovery of valuable rare metals from coals or coal–processing byproducts is a promising way to utilise these traditional resources economically, efficiently and in an environmentally friendly way. Lithium, a highly interesting metal, has been found dispersed and even ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Increasing the use of recovered mineral components in cement or concrete

    Section 6017(a) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, P.L. 109-59, Aug. 10, 2005 (SAFETEA-LU), directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) to, “…conduct a study to determine the extent to which procurement requirements, when fully implemented…may realize energy savings and environmental benefits attainable with ...

  • Cement - The one and only in Estonia

    Estonia is quite a small country and it also lacks good quality rock. However, in the northeast there are quality limestone deposits and also the only cement factory in the country. Today, Kunda Nordic Cement (KNC) follows proudly the tradition of cement production that started there in 1870. Now KNC belongs to the HeidelbergCement Group. Site, acquired recently by Kopar, has been a vital element ...


    By Kopar Oy

  • Coal-fired power on the way out?

    The past two years have witnessed the emergence of a powerful movement opposing the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the United States. Initially led by environmental groups, both national and local, it has since been joined by prominent national political leaders and many state governors. The principal reason for opposing coal plants is that they are changing the earth’s climate. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Energy - World’s biggest bio fuel power plant

    Oy Alholmens Kraft Ab runs the biggest bio fuel fired power plant in the world. The plant is located in the town of Pietarsaari on the Finnish west coast. The plant uses mostly biotype materials as the power source. They include peat, bark, and wood and wood chips with coal as the backup reserve fuel. The total annual production is approximately 265 MW. The versatile power plant enables the ...


    By Kopar Oy

  • Eco-Friendly Thinking: Heating Your Home and Water With Biomass Fuel and Appliances

    With today’s struggles with carbon footprints, pollution, and finite energy sources, people are becoming more environmentally conscious. And if you’re thinking of transforming your home into a more eco-friendly structure, there’s a lot to consider. If you want to stray from your oil, gas, or electric heating system, consider investing in a biomass heating ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • The Beltran biomass cogeneration system

    An effective, economical solution for harvesting safe, renewable domestic energy, mitigating wastes and achieving environmental goals. Background The Beltran Biomass Cogeneration System (BBCS) is an integrated, three-stage process that uses proprietary gasification technology to convert biomass and other organic wastes into versatile, cleanburning synthesis gas. The purified ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • How can we use Biomass as an energy source?

    Any Country which has Agriculture or Forestry waste available has big scope to use biomass as an energy source. We can use Biomass as fuel in its loose form but we can also bind them in solid fuel for more energy consumption. Any biomass like forestry waste, Agriculture waste or any other biomass waste can be recycled into solid biomass fuel/Bio coal/White coal/Briquette. What is ...


    By JK Machine Tools

  • Briquettes – Favoring Green Revolution and Safeguarding the Environment

    Briquettes facilitate easy storage, transportation and when used as fuel they are environment-friendly and smokeless. This is the reason there is an increased demand for them. If you are willing to take an initiative for an environment friendly atmosphere and also earn with the cause, the first thing you require to have in your business is a Briquettes machine. Briquettes are a handy way to ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Advanced, integrated systems meet the challenges of commercial-scale operation

    Technological frontiers in die alternative energy industry continue to widen in countries around the globe. As such, die exploitation of biomass as a source of energy has become die fastest-growing sector among a growing roster of energy solutions. Today, more energy is produced from various forms of biomass dian from all wind, solar and geodicrmal applications combined. Much of die excitement ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Biomass Pellet Fuel and Its Advantages

    With the continuous deterioration of the people's living environment, global warming topic has become a concern of people from all walks of people. It has been very important to the development of new energy. At present, our main fuel is oil and coal, these are non-renewable materials, and you'll never have again when we use them up. Therefore, many countries are in the research of new energy, ...


    By Allance Pellet Machinery

  • Biomass energy outlook

    Over the last three or four weeks, my newsletter, Burning Bio News, has been oddly extreme. Timothy Searchinger, Princeton University, is churning out more antibiofuel hearsay. Dennis Avery, Hudson Institute, was in the news again putting a counter-spin on climate change. The U.S.EPA released its proposed rule for regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) that includes industrial facilities that emit ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What is energy recovery?

    Processes like incineration and anaerobic digestion not only provide sources of energy, but they also reduce waste volume The term “energy recovery” often is applied only to a narrow number of methods for converting wastes into energy, when in fact it applies to a broad range of technologies used to create heat, electricity, or fuel. Energy recovery gives ...


    By Fluence Corporation

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