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The combustion of pulverised coal in the furnace of a coal-fired power station boiler results in the production of a number of solid by-products, more accurately classified as CCP's (coal combustion products). This terminology reflects a more positive view and is in keeping with the concept of industrial ecology, being an approach that seeks to use one industry's by-product output as another industry's raw material inputs.

While the principal output from coal combustion is energy, significant quantities of by-products in the form of CCP's are also produced. In life cycle terms, the opportunities to exploit the low energy embodied in CCP's such as fly ash, furnace bottom ash, boiler slags and cenospheres are extensive.

Australian producers and marketers of power station ash formed the Ash Development Association of Australia (ADAA) with the objective of investigating and developing market opportunities for the use of these materials in various industry applications such as construction, agriculture and manufacturing.

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Concrete Code AS3600 - Review on Changes


Concrete Institute of Australia  are  holding a seminar which is recommended for all involved in the design of concrete structures or supply of concrete products, providing both a comprehensive review
of the  wide ranging  changes in the new code, and an opportunity to discuss how these will be applied in practice.

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What's New in Concrete


To kick off 2019 and discuss what's new in concrete, the Concrete Institute of Australia are hosting a night of some light food, drinks and networking.

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ACAA 2019 Winter Meeting


The American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) Winter Meeting is quickly approaching. The meeting will be held in Houston, Texas from January 30 - 31, 2019.

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Standards Australia Publications


The following Standards Australia publications have been published on 21 December 2018. 

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