Coal Combustion Products Handbook: Second Edition

The second edition of the Coal Combustion Products Handbook continues the strong relationship developed between researchers, industry experts and the energy industry that was established during the term of the Cooperative Research Centre for Coal in Sustainable Development (2001–2008). Over the last seven years, advances in the understanding of coal combustion products (CCPs) and their uses have led to this second edition of the Coal Combustion Products Handbook.

Fly ash and other mineral products are significant by-products from the combustion of coal for energy production and have properties that allow their use as a substitute for other energy intensive materials. The displacement of materials that require significant energy for their production such as cement, results in the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, a useful contribution to meeting Australia’s emission targets. Other substantial environmental benefits from the use of CCPs include the reduction of the waste stream and requirements for landfill and the conservation of resources such as gypsum, limestone and natural gas used in cement production.

Traditionally coal combustion products in Australia were predominantly disposed of as a waste product, with the associated non-productive costs. However, this has gradually changed over the last 35 years, with CCPs use in cementitious applications utilising some 35 Mt of coal combustion product over that period. Other non-cementitious applications are gradually developing. In 2012 approximately 42% of CCPs produced were effectively used.

The second edition of the Coal Combustion Products Handbook provides a very useful resource for industry, researchers and potential users of CCPs.

The Coal Combustion Products Handbook: Second Edition is now available to purchase via the ADAA Store.