Waste Ash from Coal Could Save Billions in Repairing US Bridges and Roads

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De la poussière de charbon pour protéger les ponts et les routes

Exploitation du charbon aux USA © AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

Coating concrete destined to rebuild America’s crumbling bridges and roadways with some of the millions of tons of ash left over from burning coal could extend the life of those structures by decades, saving billions of dollars of taxpayer money, scientists reported in Anaheim, California at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society on March 29. They reported on a new coating material for concrete made from flyash that is hundreds of times more durable than existing coatings and costs only half as much.

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