The Production and Use of Coal Combustion Products

  • Tracy Punshon
  • John C. Seaman
  • Kenneth S. Sajwan


Coal combustion byproducts (CCBs) arising from energy generation are the most abundant waste streams worldwide. Legislation aimed at reducing environmental pollution associated with coal combustion will continue to add to this waste stream into the future, increasing the need to develop pertinent and safe end uses for these materials. While production of CCBs continues to rise so also do the costs associated with their disposal and landfilling. This chapter presents updated information about the production of the main categories of CCB in the U.S., outlining their individual characteristics and describing their various end uses. Further, it introduces the reader to current research on potential novel end uses of CCBs, and their effect on the environment.


Coal Combustion Bituminous Coal Coal Bottom Coal Combustion Product Boiler Slag 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tracy Punshon
  • John C. Seaman
    • 1
  • Kenneth S. Sajwan
    • 2
  1. 1.Savannah River Ecology LaboratoryUniversity of GeorgiaAikenUSA
  2. 2.Department of Natural Sciences and MathematicsSavannah State UniversitySavannahUSA

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