Future of Coal Ash Breakout Video



Sept 2nd

Mercury, cadmium, arsenic and chromium can be extremely toxic and they also can be found in the waste from coal-fired power plants called coal combustion residuals (CCRs or otherwise known as coal ash).  Coal ash can be disposed of in two main ways: 1) placing it in a dry landfill or 2) dumping it in a surface pond. The issue posed by dry landfills is that the wind can carry away this toxic coal ash and cause pollution (i.e. acid rain).  This breakout is being taught by some of the leaders in the coal ash industry and they will be presenting on the changes and the future of coal-fired power plants.

  • 1:25 – Opening Remarks – Session Chair
  • 1:30 – “NC Coal Ash Regulatory Update” – Ed Mussler, DENR
  • 2:00 – “The Challenges of Working in a Wet Ash Pond” – Paul Schmall, Keller Specialty Services
  • 2:30 – “Safe and Effective Coal Ash Basin Closure and Remediation in the COVID-19 Compliance Era” – Chris Hardin, EEIF
  • 3:00 – Break in the Exhibit Hall – Carolina Ballroom
  • 3:30 – “Coal Ash Changes in the Utility Industry” – Scott Turnbow, PhD, TVA
  • 4:00 – “The Sustainability of Fly Ash for Concrete Constructiony” – Rafic Minkara, PhD, Boral
  • 4:30 – “Treatment of Coal Combustion Residual Liquids for Heavy Metals Using Surface-modified Engineered Iron Media” – Alex Korff, Hoganas
  • 5:00 – Adjourn