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Engineering properties of petroleum coke ash

Engineering properties of petroleum coke ash

Engineering properties of petroleum coke ash

I am searching for resources regarding petroleum coke fly ash and bottom ash.  Our goal is to prepare a testing program for our client to determine the properties of the ash and their applicability for various construction uses (ie. subgrade stabilization).  I am particularly looking for sources that discuss material testing, material properties, and how these propeties effect field performance.  

I would appreciate any information with regards to this topic.

RE: Engineering properties of petroleum coke ash

There are a substantial number of sources on "fly ash".
Firstly, try to check "Fly ash resource info" at
Also at
Amer. Coal ash assoc : http://www.acaa.org
or European Assoc. of by-products : http://www.ecoba.com

Also.. look at the following papers (sorry, some are old papers):

Indraratna,B. , Nutalaya, P., Koo, K. S., and Kuganenthira, N.   1991   “Engineering
behaviour of a low carbon, pozzolanic fly ash and its potential as a construction fill”.
Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 28, No. 4, August 1991, pp 542-555.

M.H. MacKay, D.K. Hein and J.J. Emery “Water Content and Drainage Effects on the
Behavior of Coal Fly Ash Embankment”, 45th Canadian Geotechnical Conference :
Innovation, Conservation and Renovation, October 26-28, 1992, Toronto, Ontario,

Kinder DL, Morrison, RE, “An engineering approah for using power plant ash in a
structural Fill”, Proceedings 5th International Ash Utilization Symposium, Feb 25-
27,1979, Technical  Information  Centre, US Dept. Energy.

Samuel Ng, “Experience with Geotechnical Methods for Design of Flyash
Embankments and Structural Fills”, Proc. 5th International Ash Utilization Symposium,
Feb 25-27, 1979

Bacon, LD ,”Fly ash for Construction of Highway Embankments”, Proc. 4th International
Ash Utilization Symposium, St. Louis, MO March 1976, Energy Research and
Development administration, Morgantown, West VA, MERC/SP-76/4

Joshi, RC , Duncan, DM, Durbin, WL , “Performance Records of Fly ash as a
Construction Materials”, Proc. 4th International Ash Utilization Symposium, St. Louis.
MO, March 1976

Lamb, DW, Hermann, W and Pizzella,J , “Fly ash as Construction Material for Water
Retaining Structures”, Proc. 4th International Ash Utilization Symposium, St. Louis. MO,
March 1976

Lamb, DW, “ Ash Disposal in Dams, Mounds, Structural fills, and Retaining Walls”,
Proc. 3rd International Ash Utilization Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, March 1973

Finally... look at ASCE
use "fly ash" as KEYWORD  and then "SEARCH"

Hope that this helps

RE: Engineering properties of petroleum coke ash

Thank you!  I will look into these.

You always have great info to share.  Thanks a lot.


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