With our growing Charah Solutions MultiSource materials network of nearly 40 strategic nationwide locations and terminals across the U.S., we market Class C fly ash, Class F fly ash, bottom ash, CFB ash, synthetic gypsum, pulverized limestone, MultiCemTM slag cement and more.
Our dedicated national ash marketing team works with many of the nation’s largest utilities, who recognize our ability to keep their fly ash moving, while providing a trusted, continuous supply for users.
With experience in cement, fly ash, concrete, civil engineering, and chemical engineering, our sales team is known for its unrelenting focus on customer service, QA/QC, safety and logistics support with our national barge, rail and truck network.
Benefits Of Fly Ash Marketing
Utilizing fly ash in concrete and other products not only eliminates the need to dispose of fly ash in landfills but also conserves our natural resources by substituting materials that would typically be mined. In addition, the beneficial use of coal combustion products (CCPs) can meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program requirements.
Charah Solutions currently markets fly ash in multiple states for:
Partial replacement of cement in ready mix concrete and concrete products including concrete block, concrete pipe and precast concrete products.
Flowable fill projects including filling old sewer pipes and underground tanks instead of excavating for replacement.
Bagging of dry materials for use in the do-it-yourself market including concrete repair, patching and new surface applications.
Soil stabilization for bearing capacity improvement.
Solidification and drying of non-toxic wastes for delivery to approved landfills.
Charah Solutions is also able to design and install dry ash conversion systems for fly ash to support the development of ash marketing programs and to eliminate wet slurry ash handling systems.
Meeting The Continuous Demand Of Concrete Producers
Charah Solutions provides continuous supplies of both Class C and Class F fly ash from Charah Solutions MultiSource fly ash network locations around the country. The use of fly ash in concrete products offers benefits in both the hardened and plastic state of concrete. Fly ash improves hardened concrete with:
Reduced ASR (Alkali-Silica Reactivity)
Lower Heat of Hydration
Increased Sulfate Resistance
Concrete product manufacturers and finishers see the following benefits of concrete in its plastic state:
Lower Water / Cement Ratio
Less Material Segregation
In addition to improving the finish product quality, using fly ash in concrete products and other applications not only eliminates the need to dispose of fly ash in landfills, it also significantly reduces the overall carbon footprint and conserves our natural resources by replacing materials that would otherwise have to be mined and processed for these products.
Marketing Bottom Ash To The Construction Materials Industry
Charah Solutions also markets processed bottom ash products to the construction materials industry. Charah Solutions designs, builds and operates processing systems that produce highly customized beneficiated aggregates from coal fired bottom ash. With a variety of different coal sources being utilized across the utility industry, Charah Solutions understands how to evaluate, process and successfully market the different bottom ash products in order to achieve the highest value for a given market area.
Charah Solutions bottom ash is currently being marketed in multiple states for:
Class 1A Backfill
Cement Kiln Raw Material
Pipe Bedding/Drainage Medium
Lightweight Concrete Block
Precast Concrete Products
Lightweight Concrete Mix
Construction Fill Material
Traction Control Material
Lightweight Flowable Fill Mixtures
Benefits of Using Slag Cement
Using slag cement in concrete products conserves natural resources, reduces the overall carbon footprint and reduces the need for landfills due to its higher replacement rate than other supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs). Slag cement, produced by grinding blast furnace slag granules from the steel-making industry, is a sustainable material providing strength, durability, improved finishability and consistent performance in concrete.
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