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Assessment of Phosphogypsum as a Constituent of Aggregate Material.
May A; Cobble JR; Sweeney JW
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Florida has accumulated about 400 million tons of phosphogypsum, a mineral process waste generated in the production of fertilizer, and is adding 30 million tons to this annually. To minimize storage of this waste and reduce potential environmental effects, the Bureau of Mines conducted research into utilizing the phosphogypsum, by identifying and developing high-volume uses for this material. Admixtures of phosphogypsum, fly ash, and lime that could produce a coarse aggregate suitable for road construction were investigated. Using phosphogypsum with asphalt, cement, cement-kiln dust, silica, clays, and oxychlorides to produce aggregate was also examined. This report is based upon work done under an agreement between the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the University of Alabama.
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