Fly Ash Management

A Little Bit of Fly Ash History

Fly ash is a powdery residue produced from burning coal for electricity. It may contain heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury, lead and selenium that should be managed appropriately.

According to the America Coal Ash Association, about 130 million tons of “coal-combustion by-products” (CCPs), including fly ash, has been produced within the United States to date, of which 43% has been used beneficially. Such uses can include additives to plastics or concrete in road building and more. A myriad of regulatory and marketing challenges have been addressed but, the pace of change shows no signs of slowing.

How should generators of CCPs cope with rapidly-growing volumes of material produced from newly-installed flue gas desulphurization units? What options are available as regulations governing mercury emissions come into play? What about renewed interest by federal and state governments in increasing standards for CCP disposal?

Hilltop Enterprises’ fly ash management has been there every step of the way and has long been a pioneer in the innovative management and marketing of CCP’s.