Coal ash is disposed of or used in different ways depending on the type of by-product, the processes at the plant and the regulations the power plant has to follow. Some power plants may dispose of it in surface impoundments or in landfills. Others may discharge it into a nearby waterway under the plant's water discharge permit. Coal ash may also be recycled into products like concrete or wallboard. Coal ash contains contaminants that without proper management, they can pollute waterways, ground water, drinking water, and the air. Therefore, the disposal of the by-products has become an important issue. Considering that coal combustion emits a great amount of CO2, the produced fly ash can be used as a material for on-site CO2 capture and storage (CCS).
COALBYPRO is a research project co-funded by the European Commission under the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) having as a main goal to encounter new methods for the management of the coal/ lignite by-products and at the same time deal with the CO2 that is emitted during the fuel combustion.
COALBYPRO started 1st of July 2017. The duration of the project is 3 years.
9th International Freiberg Conference, 3-8 June 2018, Berlin, Germany
Kick-off meeting COALBYPRO