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How is Fly Ash Used and Transported?

Posted by on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Dry Bulk, News

dry bulk tanker for hauling fly ash and other industrial minerals

Fly ash is spherical shaped fine powder created from the process of coal combustion. It is then used as a replacement for cement in concrete, which increases its durability. Roads and other structures built with fly ash concrete are more resilient and less susceptible to the effects of chemicals. Moreover, fly ash makes concrete easier to use due to its spherical shape and delayed setting time. In addition to is use in concrete, fly ash is also used to:

  • Manufacture bricks
  • Mine back filling
  • Filling of low-lying areas

Fly ash use reduces the amount of coal combustion products disposed of in landfills. Other environmental impacts include reduced energy and water consumption and reduced greenhouse gases. Additionally, fly ash is more economical to use than Portland cement.

Fly ash is typically finer than Portland cement and lime and should be collected before being transported in an environmentally sound manner. Successful fly ash transportation eliminates the risk of water and drainage contamination or dust emissions. Other factors to consider when transporting fly ash include:

  • The distance required
  • The form of ash (dry or wet)
  • Economic feasibility
  • User’s requirements
  • Requirements of the surrounding vicinity

Though the task may seem daunting, fly ash can be safely transported. The trained professionals at CCC Transportation are experts in dry bulk transportation. You can be assured that the process of transporting the fly ash will be handled in manner that eliminates contamination, protects the environment, and maintains the quality of the product. For more information on how we can meet your fly ash transportation needs, contact us today.

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