Potential of Hazardous Waste Encapsulation in Concrete Compound Combination with Coal Ash and Quarry Fine Additives

Roy Nir Lieberman, Yaakov Anker, Oriol Font, Xavier Querol, Yitzhak Mastai, Yaniv Knop, Haim Cohen

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Abstract

Coal power plants are producing huge amounts of coal ash that may be applied to a variety of secondary uses. Class F fly ash may act as an excellent scrubber and fixation reagent for highly acidic wastes, which might also contain several toxic trace elements. This paper evaluates the potential of using Class F fly ashes (<20% CaO), in combination with excessive fines from the limestone quarry industry as a fixation reagent. The analysis included leaching experiments (EN12457-2) and several analytical techniques (ICP, SEM, XRD, etc.), which were used in order to investigate the fixation procedure. The fine sludge is used as a partial substitute in concrete that can be used in civil engineering projects, as it an environmentally safe product.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14146-14155
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume49
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry

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