Coal Combustion Products Program

Regional & National Coal Ash Representatives Tour OSU Bench-Scale Model

Posted: July 21, 2014

Coal Combustion Program at Ohio State

Civil Engineering graduate student Nathan Yencho explaining the bench scale model testing in progress

 In first week of June 2014, representatives and officers of the Midwest Coal Association (MCAA) and the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) visited the OSU highwall bench-scale model under testing. The bench-scale model is being used to study the potential use of stabilized FGD material for treatment of acid mine drainage at unreclaimed highwalls. The results from the OSU bench-scale model are being used to design the reclamation strategy for a 2million ton FGD material demonstration project fill near Gavin power plant of American Electric Power.