Evaluation of Potential Uses of AFBC Solid Wastes

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This paper presents a brief review of the literature dealing with utilization of atmospheric-pressure fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) solid wastes. The uses that have been proposed for AFBC residues include the following: agricultural lime, waste neutralization and stabilization, low-strength backfill, soil cementing and asphaltic concrete aggregate. An evaluation of a high-Ca waste from a Canadian AFBC installation is discussed. The waste was found to be unsuitable for applications in Port-land cement concrete because of poor strength development and expansion in mortars. The waste was compatible with Portland cement for soil cementing purposes but the resulting mixes were not resistant to freezing and thawing. Applications in asphaltic concrete were found to be successful in the laboratory and a small field trial is in progress.

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Berry, E.E., Anthony, E.J. Evaluation of Potential Uses of AFBC Solid Wastes. MRS Online Proceedings Library 86, 353 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-86-353

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