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What is Ground Remediation?

Remediation is defined by Oxford Languages as the action of remedying something, in particular of reversing or stopping environmental damage. There are three types of remediation, and they are soil remediation, groundwater/surface water remediation, and sediment remediation. This post will focus on soil and sediment remediation. Soil remediation refers to the process of removing contaminants …

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What is Fly Ash?

By : Branden Drew   Fly ash is a by-product of coal fuel combustion. Clay is typically entrapped during the formation of coal. When coal is burnt, the incombustible clay particles are left behind as ash. In grate boilers, incombustible ash agglomerates as cinders through prolonged residence time. The ground clay escapes along with flue …

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What is the Difference between bottom ash (a/k/a CCR) and fly ash?

Coal fired power plants produce a variety of residual waste products from the combustion of coal in boilers, furnaces and incinerators.  Two primary types of ash are those residuals.  Fly ash is a light end, small and air borne particle that flies away hence the name “fly ash”.  It is typically collected in a scrubber …

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How is Methane Gas Released from Animal Manure?

By: Branden Drew Methane is the second biggest factor in climate change by greenhouse gasses. Methane is produced by the decay of organic material and is produced primarily by natural gas and petroleum systems, enteric fermentation (digestion process of animals), landfills, and manure management according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Enteric fermentation and …

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How can you reduce storage & disposal costs of Paper & Pulp residuals?

By: Jeff Sayre When operating a paper plant, reducing storage costs are vital to its overall production. The two primary factors in determining disposal costs of this waste stream are trucking and tipping fees.  Since the waste product is over half moisture, a proper treatment technique can reduce disposal costs by at least half.  A …

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How is biomass produced?

Biomass is all the organic materials made from plants and animals. The word, “bio” means, “life” and the word, “mass” means “all things”. Biomass is a renewable source of energy. Which means, we can use biomass again and again, to generate energy. Biomass is important because it contains stored energy. How is biomass produced? Well, …

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