Skip to main content

View Diary: Lessons in two victories over 'coal' in Texas (34 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  What I's like to know... (4+ / 0-)

    ...is if this stuff could be used for steel production, especially since it contains nickle and vanadium, both of which are present in alloy steels.

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 02:50:57 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  Good question. I presume those are occurring (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      JeffW, NancyWH, Calamity Jean

      naturally from the petroleum formation(?).  They certainly might be worth more for their metals content than as "cheap" fuel.  

      IIRC, many of those metals (don't know if those in particular would be considered "strategic" or not) are produced from elsewhere in the world.

      "Push the button, Max!" Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate, The Great Race

      by bartcopfan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 03:02:02 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  The argument against trying to recover... (6+ / 0-)

        ...heavy metals from coal ash was always that they were in such small quantities for a given amount of ash.

        Now, we have countless tons of ash, but is anyone trying to recover this stuff? Beuller? Beuller?

        Even mercury and arsenic have potential uses, and by recovering them, the remaining minerals in the ash can be used as agregate in concrete more safely.

        There needs to be more work done on these things.

        Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

        by JeffW on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 03:09:27 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site