|Source:||Savannah River Site|
|Date:||5/1/96 Record No.: 10349|
|Contact:||Domy Adriano, 803-725-2472; email@example.com|
Fly ash utilization
The Savannah River Ecology Lab, University of Georgia, is located at SRS. They are working on an EPRI TC project with SCE&G to use fly ash as a soil amendment. The idea is to apply the maximum amount possible on land not involved in a food chain, including sod farms, golf courses, athletic fields, and eroded areas needing rehabilitation. The only concern is ground water, and the project is measuring over 60 parameters of water, plants and soil properties in tests where as much as 500 tons per acre have been applied. This work will be published in the open literature.
In another test, fly ash and chicken litter are being applied at 250 tons/acre (a depth of 2") to amend soil at an airport construction soil fill. It improves the soil's physical condition, the soil/plant/water relationships, and the silt range (i.e., if soil is too coarse or too fine).