Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements in Coal and Coal Combustion Byproducts

  • Kenneth S. Sajwan
  • Ashok K. Alva
  • Robert F. Keefer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

  3. Environmental Effects From Power Plants

    1. T. Punshon, A. S. Knox, D. C. Adriano, J. C. Seaman, J. T. Weber
      Pages 7-28
    2. Arun B. Mukherjee, Ryunosuke Kikuchi
      Pages 59-76
  4. Trace Elements in Size-Density Fractionated fly ashes and ash Utilization

  5. Transport and Leachability of Metals From Coal and Ash Piles

    1. A. K. Alva, J. J. Bilski, K. S. Sajwan, D. van Clief
      Pages 193-206
    2. A. K. Alva, S. Paramasivam, O. Prakash, K. S. Sajwan, W. H. Ornes, D. van Clief
      Pages 207-222
    3. G. S. Ghuman, K. S. Sajwan, M. E. Denham
      Pages 235-246
    4. C. F. Ishak, J. C. Seaman, M. E. Sumner, W. P. Miller
      Pages 247-258
  6. Use of Coal Ash for Plant Growth

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 339-359

About this book


The accumulation of large amounts of ash from fossil fuel combustion for electric power generation is becoming a major environmental concern in the United States. Fur­ thermore, stringent environmental requirements mandated by the Environmental Pro­ tection Agency including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act as well as state and local environmental regulations may result in even more ash production with subsequent contact with the environment. The concentrations of trace elements in coal residues are extremely variable and depend on the composition of the original coal, conditions during combustion, the efficiency of emission control devices, storage and handling of by-products, and climate. The research papers in this book were presented as a part of the Fourth Interna­ tional Conferenceon theBiogeochemistryofTrace Elements heldat Clark-KerrCampus, University of California at Berkeley, California during June 1997. The purpose of the conference was to present current knowledge on the sources, pathways, behavior and effects of trace elements in soils, waters, plants and animals. In addition, the book also includes invited research papers from scientists who have done significant research work in the area of coal and coal combustion byproducts. All the research paper presented herein have been subjected to peer review.


Groundwater Oxide combustion geochemistry phosphate residue soil transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth S. Sajwan
    • 1
  • Ashok K. Alva
    • 2
  • Robert F. Keefer
    • 3
  1. 1.Savannah State UniversitySavannahUSA
  2. 2.USDA-ARS-PWAProsserUSA
  3. 3.Formerly of West Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6864-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4155-4
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