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Properties of fly ash and slag from power plants


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Properties of fly ash and slag from power plants

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This paper describes the physical, chemical and mineral properties of ash and slag, which were taken from thermal power plants Nikola Tesla A, Nikola Tesla B, Kostolac A and Kostolac B. The knowledge of the mineralogical material composition is important because the type of minerals directly determines the properties of the fly ash and slag and their possible application. Laboratory tests showed that ash and slag samples consist of the following minerals: amorphous materials, quartz, feldspar, mullite, melilite, cristobalite, haematite and calcite. The fly ash and slag chemical properties are the most important indicators in the evaluation of their suitability as a building material. The ash and slag chemical composition is composed of the following chemical components: SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, CaO, MgO, SO3, S, Na2O and K2O. Results of laboratory tests show that fly ash and slag have variable chemical, mineralogical and physical properties that are dependent on the natural composition, quality of coal from basin, the manner of combustion and place of ash deposition.

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Miloš Šešlija
Aleksandra Rosić
Nebojša Radović
Millinko Vasić
Mitar Đogo
Milovan Jotić

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fly ash, slag, physical composition, chemical composition, mineral composition, X-Ray Diffraction method

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Croatian Geological Survey

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Source (Dublin Core)

Geologia Croatica, Vol 69, Iss 3, Pp 317-324 (2016)

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Journal Licence: CC BY