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September 14th, 2009

Power station ash for new cut price fillers

Abstract:
A new reprocessing technology that extracts high performance fillers from the waste ash produced by coal-fired power stations could slash the cost of manufacturing performance polymer compounds, according to process developer RockTron.

The UK-based company - set up with £35m (€39.8m) of backing from a group of private and commercial investors, with a significant stake held by UK-based power station operator Scottish and Southern Energy - is running its first commercial scale reprocessing unit alongside the Fiddlers Ferry power station at Widnes in the north-west of England.

This first installation has the capacity to handle 200 tonnes an hour of pulverised fuel ash (PFA) waste, from which it extracts a range of products including cenospheres (alumino-silicate hollow glass spheres), solid alumino-silicate microspheres, carbon and magnetite.

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