Ash Utilization: Managing Byproduct Impacts for MATS



Our newest research paper demonstrates the possibilities for utilization of ash in concrete in post-MATS compliance scenarios. A new test is introduced to monitor ash quality, and then is applied to real-world utility ash and PAC ranges to show the impacts. We provide basic guidelines for ash management and specific options to continue ash sales post-MATS. The work was completed by ADA Carbon Solutions, Headwaters Resources, and Kline Consulting.

As MATS compliance deadlines approach, power plants are becoming increasingly focused on quantifying operating impacts and optimizing compliance plans. Effective mercury controls may have tradeoffs that need to be mitigated. An evaluation of alternative strategies can provide options that work for individual sites. Advanced Generation 2 Powdered Activated Carbons can result in reduced injection rates that avoid ash impacts through a combination of low addition rates and unique sorbent characteristics. Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) have recently been found by EPA to be safe for certain beneficial uses, including concrete.

Please click through using the download button below to learn more about our recommendations and strategies for getting the most beneficial use out of your MATS compliance processes.

Or Contact ADA Carbon Solutions to discuss a MATS solution tailored to your process operations.


 

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