Ash Management News

  • Drones used to analyse ash clouds from Guatemalan volcano

    During a ten-day research trip, the team carried out many proof-of-concept flights at the summits of both Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya in Guatemala.  Using lightweight modern sensors they measured temperature, humidity and thermal data within the volcanic clouds and took images of multiple eruptions in real-time. This is one of the first times that bespoke ...


    By Cambridge University

  • 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 ...

  • NWRA and EREF to Hold Coal Ash Management Forum

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spill

    The country's largest electric company is being fined $6.6 million for environmental pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014, North Carolina environmental regulators said Tuesday. The fine covers violations that Duke Energy admitted when it pleaded guilty to federal pollution crimes nine months ago and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution, the state ...


    By Associated Press

  • Department of Defense Opens Combat Jobs to Women

    In a historic decision last month, the Department of Defense announced that woman will no longer be excluded from any combat operations. The move applies to all branches of the U.S. military. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Judge hits state agency over Duke Energy coal ash pollution

    North Carolina's environmental watchdog agency has not been trying very hard to force Duke Energy to clean up toxic groundwater pollution near a coal-burning power plant where neighbors can't drink their well water, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs' comments came in a decision late Tuesday rejecting bids by the ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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  ...

  • Eaton Showcasing Expanded Power Management Solutions for Reliable, Safe Healthcare at ASHE 2015 Booth #1205 from July 12 through 15

    Power management company Eaton today announced it is showcasing an expanded portfolio of solutions at the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) 2015 annual conference from July 12 through 15, at the John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center in Boston. In booth #1205, Eaton will highlight its products and services designed to help medical service providers focus investment on patient ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Eaton Sponsors 2015 ASHE Conference, Showcases Solutions for Addressing Complex Healthcare Power Management Challenges at Booth #1205

    Power management company Eaton today announced it is a Gold Level sponsor for the 2015 American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) annual conference from July 12 through 15 at the John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center in Boston. At the event, Eaton will highlight its critical power management solutions helping the healthcare industry optimize investment while safeguarding patients and ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Volcanic ash study could help keep planes in the skies

    A study on ash blasted from volcanoes is a first step towards accurately assessing where it is safe to fly during eruptions, according to the authors. The researchers found that the ash grains ejected into the atmosphere have diverse shapes and properties. They also learned that big grains can travel further than was previously estimated. All this could improve ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Duke Energy CEO loses $600K in pay over coal ash pollution

    Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year's massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals. A portion of Good's $8.3 million compensation was reduced 35 percent in 2014 compensation, according to a proxy statement released this week ahead of the company's annual ...


    By Associated Press

  • Duke Energy fined $25 million over coal ash pollution

    North Carolina environmental officials said Tuesday that they are fining Duke Energy $25 million over pollution that has been seeping into groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash pits at a retired power plant. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources called it the state's largest penalty for environmental damages. It ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps

    Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. The three U.S. Attorney's Offices covering the state charged Duke with nine misdemeanor counts involving violations of the Clean Water Act. The prosecutors say the ...


    By Associated Press

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