Ash Management News

  • Fly Ash Treatment – Plasma Torches versus Graphite Electrodes

    Background Plasma generating devices have to be designed to tolerate incredibly harsh conditions during operation and in particular very high heat loads and temperatures around the arc. However, when used in the vitrification of highly chlorinated materials the challenge is even greater than in other applications. The combination of high general furnace temperatures, extremely ...

  • Quality Control for Powder and Bulk Solids

    Join us May 3-5 in Rosemont, IL at the International Powder and Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition (IPBS) at booth 2544, and see the difference that an accurate, user friendly, reliable and durable moisture, solids or ash analyzer can make to your application. Why Choose Computrac®? ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • ANDRITZ to upgrade Flash Drying for Rottneros Bruk AB, Sweden: Drying capacity increase of more than 50%

    International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Rottneros Bruk AB to upgrade the CTMP pulp drying line at its Rottneros mill, Sweden. After the modernization, the Flash Dryer’s capacity will be increased by more than 50% while at the same time specific heat consumption will be reduced. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016. ANDRITZ will deliver a customized ...

  • Fly Ash Cuttings Mill

    Trilliant's Fly Ash Cuttings Mill is designed and built to assist in solids control of materials from the drilling process, location spills, and roadside spills of contaminated materials. The Mill is designed to accept many different types of drying agents and enzymes for breaking down or solidifying contaminated materials. Processing rates of 50-70 tons of material per hour can be ...

  • Nederman acquires company with leading expertise in metal chip processing and ash handling systems

    NCC fits very well with Nederman’s existing machining business and will give Nederman entry to the North American machining market. Synergies in-between NCC and Nederman have also been identified in the area of equipment for handling of lime and ash, which is commonly utilized in Nederman’s Filter Solutions for the foundry and steel making industries. NCC has a revenue of 50 MSEK and ...


    By Nederman

  • EPA Approves the State of Kansas’ Coal Ash Management Plan

    Simultaneously with the effective date of the first national regulations for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants, EPA Region 7 gave conditional approval to the State of Kansas’ plan to implement the rule’s provisions Monday, Oct. 19. “We applaud the State of Kansas for their leadership in protecting human health and the ...

  • Duke Energy reaches $7 million deal with NC on coal ash

    Duke Energy agreed Tuesday to pay North Carolina regulators $7 million to settle allegations of groundwater pollution at its coal ash pits and to perform accelerated cleanups costing millions of dollars at four sites. The agreement came as lawyers for the country's largest electric company and the state were preparing courtroom arguments regarding a $25 million fine over groundwater pollution at ...


    By Associated Press

  • Employee`s death at International Paper`s Ticonderoga plant `preventable`

    The death of an employee at International Paper Co.'s Ticonderoga plant could have been prevented if his employer provided proper safeguards and training, an inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has determined. The 57-year-old general mechanic was removing burned filter bags of  ...

  • For all the Li in China

    Coal from China could become a major source of the metal lithium, according to a review of the geochemistry by scientists published in the International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology. Lithium is an essential component of rechargeable batteries used almost ubiquitously in mobile gadgets such as phones, laptops, tablet computers and in many electric vehicles. Worldwide annual consumption ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Blast devastates refinery, sends ash raining down on area

    An explosion devastated a section of a refinery on Wednesday morning, shaking nearby homes, raining down ash and injuring four people. Experts said the disruption to production would likely drive up gas prices in California. The blast at the Exxon Mobil Corp. facility occurred in a recently installed processing facility, Fire Department ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

    Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina. With each disaster, environmentalists sounded alarms and called for the byproduct of burning coal to be treated as hazardous ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Announces First National Regulations to Safeguard Disposal of Coal Ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants. The final rule establishes safeguards to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures, like the catastrophic Kingston, Tenn., spill in 2008, and establishes safeguards to prevent groundwater ...

  • EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

    Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, ending a six-year effort that began after a massive spill at a ...


    By Associated Press

  • The Greening of Civil Infrastructure

    Across many industries, manufacturers turn out the countless products we rely on in our daily lives. These processes also create something else: waste — lots of it. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, industrial facilities in the United States generate 7.6 billion tons of nonhazardous waste annually.1 To help keep this waste from ending up in landfills, many leading ...


    By ASTM International

  • Boundary Dam – A Carbon Capture and Storage First for Canada

    The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Project, officially  launched today, is SaskPower’s flagship CCS initiative and a world first. Through the development of the world’s first and largest commercial-scale CCS project of its kind, SaskPower is making a viable technical, environmental and economic case for the continued use of coal. The $1.4 billion Project ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. The General Assembly on Wednesday approved legislation addressing the problem unmasked six months ago when a coal ash spill from a Duke Energy ...


    By Associated Press

  • Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Air Quality Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses diesel exhaust, particulate matter, air quality and exposure concerns. According to an OSHA & MSHA Hazard Alert, diesel particulate matter (DPM) is a component of diesel exhaust (DE) that includes soot particles made up primarily ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Duke Energy completes cleanup work along the Dan River

    Duke Energy has completed cleanup work along the Dan River just upstream of the Schoolfield Dam in Danville, Va. Completion of the work was reviewed and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since the operation began on May 6, approximately 2,500 tons of coal ash and river sediment have been removed from this location. Crews and equipment were staged at Abreu-Grogan Park in ...


    By Duke Energy

  • North Carolina and Virginia Sign Deal with Duke for Dan River Cleanup

    Environmental and wildlife officials in North Carolina and Virginia signed an agreement with Duke Energy Monday for the cleanup of toxic coal ash from the Dan River, which flows through the two states. The agreement requires Duke to pay any "reasonable" cost associated with the Feb. 2 spill at its power plant near Eden, which coated 70 miles ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA and Duke Energy enter Agreement to Cleanup Coal Ash Release in the Dan River

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed an enforceable agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke) to perform a comprehensive assessment, determine the location of coal ash deposits and to remove deposits along the Dan River as deemed appropriate by EPA in consultation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a result of the coal ash spill that occurred at the Dan River Steam ...

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