NWRA and EREF to Hold Coal Ash Management Forum


Raleigh, NC -- The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) will partner to hold the Coal Ash Management Forum on July 21 - 22, 2016. The conference aims to be a forum where both the utility and waste management industries can share ideas, research, operations strategies and case studies on how to manage coal ash beneficially or in a landfill setting.
This forum is geared toward engineers, landfill managers, ash managers, as well as the consultants and suppliers that provide solutions for managing coal ash. Opportunities to better understand challenges in how coal combustion residuals on the power generation side will be discussed as will experiences from existing landfill owners and management companies.

“Coal ash is a large waste stream that is managed by both the waste and utilities industries,” said Bryan Staley, President and CEO of EREF. “The intent of the forum is to provide a venue for information transfer between these sectors and to connect them with cutting edge research and best practices as ash management moves from ponds to landfills.”

The event will focus on research and management practices surrounding coal ash and leachate. Case studies regarding recent issues will be presented. Presentations from leading experts and consultants tentatively include the following topics:

  • Perspectives and Overview of Coal Generation and Residual Management
  • Current Research on Coal Combustion Residuals
  • Geotechnical Considerations
  • Transportation Considerations/Onsite vs Offsite Management
  • Hydrogen Sulfide & Odor Management Issues
  • Leachate Management
  • Monofilling & Moisture Management

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