NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
Hydrogeologic Aspects of Flyash Disposal Sites in Missouri.
For Reference Only At Bureau Libraries :54 pages
Coal-fired utility generation stations in Missouri and the near environs of Kansas and Illinois have a production capacity of more than 12,546 megawatts of electricity. Annual consumption of coal for these plants is believed to be in excess of 23 million metric tons; most of which is midwestern and of a relatively high sulfur content. The stations produce unique forms of waste that are classified as "special" wastes by the environmental protection agency. Their mineralogical character is probably the most important aspect of the fly ashes, bottom ashes and slags, and flue- gas desulfurization wastes. Most of the wastes are produced in the extreme heat of the powerplant furnaces or in the stream of hot stack gases. Most of the concern for accessory pollutants comes from elements that are carried as surface coatings on these generally fine particles. The main objective of the current research is to provide a single source assessment of the hydrologic status of utility waste disposal sites in the Missouri coal-fired electric generation region.
CP; Final Contract Report;
For Reference Only At Bureau Libraries
IL; KS; MO;
University of Missouri-Rolla
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division