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Title: Manual for applying fluidized bed combustion residue to agricultural lands

Atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) is a process that reduces sulfur emissions from coal-fired electric-generating plants. The residue from this process is a mixture of alkaline oxides, calcium sulfate, and coal ash constituent. Since 1976, USDA/ARS has investigated the potential agriculture use of this residue. The investigations comprised an extensive series of laboratory, greenhouse, field plot, and animal feeding experiments. The best and safest use of AFBC residue in agriculture was as a substitute for agricultural lime. This report contains guidelines for applying AFBC residue to agricultural lands. 2 figs., 27 refs., 2 tabs.
Authors:
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  1. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6436270
Report Number(s):
DOE/MC/23160-T2; ARS-74
ON: DE89009949
DOE Contract Number:
AI21-86MC23160
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
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Research Org:
Agricultural Research Service, Beckley, WV (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; COAL; FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION; WASTE PRODUCT UTILIZATION; PLANTS; NUTRIENTS; SOILS; LIMING; AGRICULTURE; CALCIUM OXIDES; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS; GYPSUM; MAGNESIUM OXIDES; MANUALS; SOIL CHEMISTRY; SULFUR; TOXICITY; ALKALINE EARTH METAL COMPOUNDS; CALCIUM COMPOUNDS; CALCIUM SULFATES; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHEMISTRY; COMBUSTION; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; INDUSTRY; MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS; MATERIALS; MINERALS; NONMETALS; OXIDATION; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SULFATE MINERALS; SULFATES; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES coal, gypsum, lime, recla­mation, soil acidity, sulfur 010800* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Waste Management; 014000 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Combustion; 553000 -- Agriculture & Food Technology