MS Thesis: Marketing Survey of Beneficial Use of Waste-to-Energy Bottom Ash for Civil Engineering Applications

By Ronglong Shen

Advisor: Prof. A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas

Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering
Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science
Columbia University

May 10, 2017

Since the demand for crushed stone and construction sand and gravel is much higher than the amount of WTEBA generated, as long as the WTEBA of a facility is proven to be up-to-standard by sampling and testing, WTEBA can be  recycled in the form of various construction materials within different areas of the US. Recycling of WTEBA will avoid landfill and also the WTEBA could have value if used for civil construction applications. Also, the recycling of WTEBA instead of landfilling will result in several environmental benefits.

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