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Physical property data on fine coal refuse.
Busch RA; Backer RR; Atkins LA; Kealy CD
NTIS: PB 245 841, 1975; :1-40
Sludge ponds of fine coal, fine soil, and water created behind large piles of coarse coal waste can present hazardous conditions; this is a Bureau of Mines report of the subsurface physical property data developed on the fine coal waste materials that make up the core areas of two typical coal waste impoundments. These data will help define more completely the engineering properties of this problem area of the structures. Additional calorific, chemical, and mineralogical data were obtained on the coal waste materials to determine possible uses or development of byproducts. The possibility of extracting alumina from coal ash was also investigated.
Mining; Waste disposal; Waste treatment; Coal mines; Coal; Physical properties; Mining engineering
IH; Report of Investigations
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 245 841
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