Date and Location Set for AsianCAA’s Coal Ash Asia 2017!

Next year’s Coal Ash Asia will be in Baotou, Inner Mongolia from July 21-24. Baotou was the event’s first location back in 2010. We’ve decided to return this year with a new venue, tracks, and industrial tour. Please see below for more information, and our list of invited guests.

Baotou is the largest industrial city in the Inner Mongolia and is located at the foot of the Yinshan Mountains, and on the bank of the Yellow River. With a total population of over 2.65 million, The city has successively won the titles of National Civilized City, Garden City, and National Excellent Tourist City. This leisure capital situated on grassland well displays its charm with its natural resources and cultural assumptions.

The Mongolians have created a unique culture of the city with the ancient Great Wall, grasslands, desert and rich mineral resources allowing it to develop as a modern industrial city, reputed now as the 'steel capital on grassland' and the 'capital of rare earth'. Industrially, Baotou is most famous for the discovery of the Baiyun'ebo iron mine in the early Twentieth Century. 

We will be releasing information about our industrial tour shortly. Our visit will be to an aluminium extraction facility in Baotou. This topic will be widely discussed during this year’s event in Inner Mongolia.

To become an exhibitor or sponsor, please review our exhibitor/sponsorship package and contact our event staff with any questions. Please also visit our Exhibitors and Sponsorship Page.  

Paper Submissions and Presentation Abstract forms are due May 15th. To be a speaker at this year’s event, register through our registration page and our event staff will send you a presentation abstract form.

Registration and Attendance fees:

Regular: 1950 USD

Early Bird (before April 1st ): only $1500 (save $450)

For Coal Ash Asia 2017,

the tracks include:

1. Coal ash Processing and Utilization

  a. Grinding, Classify and Superfine grinding

  b. Cement, Concrete, Wall Materials and Geopolymer

  c. High Value utilizations: Ceramics, Cenospheres, and Fillers

  d. sulphoaluminate cement

2. FGD Gypsum Utilization

  a. Gypsum drying and Calcification

  b. Construction Applications: gypsum block, board, mortar

  c. Agricultural applications

  d. High Strength Gypsum, etc

3. Metal extraction

  a. Al extraction

  b. Other metal extraction

4. Slag and Tailings


General itinerary: July 20-24, Beijing and Baotou

July 20   Welcome Reception in Beijing

July 21   Registration; Exhibition set-up

July 22   morningplenary session

               afternoonSimultaneous Tracks

July 23   morning   Simultaneous Tracks

               afternoonplenary session and closing ceremony

July 24   Industrial tour

Invited attendees include:

Datang Group

University of Kentucky, Centre for Applied Energy Research

Huaneng Group

Coal Ash Institute of India

Guodian Group

Shenhua Group

Datong Mine Group

Shanxi Energy group

Beijing Energy Group

China Building Materials Group

Baotou Steel Group

Baosteel Group

China Building Materials Academy

Peking University

Tsinghua University

Nanjing University of Technology

East China University of Technology

State Key Laboratory of Solid Waste Reuse for Building Materials, China

National Institute of Low-Carbon and Clean Energy, Beijing

Coal Ash Solutions

Adbri Masonry

>In Lieu of our annual event in Shuozhou, we will be hosting a different event aimed at the local industrial sectors, we will be releasing information shortly for this upcoming September.

Early Bird Rates End July 1st! Register Now for Asian Coal Ash Association’s 6th Annual Coal Ash Asia Event

The Asian Coal Ash Association in collaboration with ITIBMI (Institute for Technical Information for the Building Materials Industry is under way with planning Coal Ash Asia, 2016, from September 23-26. New components at this year’s event will be an international panel discussion as well as an interview component, led by government, commercial and academic leaders of interest.

Based on the success of last year the association is offering our international delegates a unique experience at our event with complimentary business matching services. Attendees will be able to request meetings with individuals/organisations of interest and receive complimentary translation services during the course of the event.

This will be the association’s sixth year hosting and third year in Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province, with next year’s event to be held in Baotou, Inner Mongolia.  Government support from the Shuozhou government has made them a key participant and contributor to CAA events. Shuozhou city is home to one of China’s most prominent industrial parks, with currently twelve operations functioning in the industrial solid waste utilization sector.

Other activities of note include visiting a 1000 year old Pagoda, traveling on a 300km/hour high speed train to visit the city of Taiyuan (China's coal industry capital) and enjoying multiple cocktail hours and networking opportunities.

International guests are welcome to participate as oral presenters and exhibitors or by way of submitting academic research new product overviews to our poster exhibition and building materials journal. Register before July 1st and receive a discounted rate of $1500 (regular $1950).

Gold Coal and Abandon Mines: New Ash Utilization Methods in Most Polluted Cities in the World

India- Delhi tops the list as one of the most polluted cities in the world. India, in fact, is home to thirteen out of twenty most polluted cities (World Health Organisation). Pollution here is caused by inefficiencies in the industrial sector (dust and carbon emissions), and the transportation/automobile population in India’s densely populated cities. 

A main contributing factor to industrial emissions depends on the quality of fuel being burned. Choosing competent technology and efficient coal is critical in curbing emissions. The top 13 cities, and surrounding regions are under great pressure to adapt said measures. Reutilization and sustainability has been the goal of power stations and regulators for approximately the past two decade. Current strategies for coal ash reutilization include substituting more expensive ingredients in building materials such as concrete/cement, porcelain, bricks/blocks, and adhesives.

The majority of these cities operate their stations using domestic coal, which is burned unprocessed. This coal has an ash content of 38-45%, which is a directly linked to the environmental issues of: industrial dust and land consumption for the dumping of coal ash. 

The city of Mumbai uses cleaner coal by washing it before entering boilers (gold coal), reducing ash output to 3% in some stations. Mumbai has also implemented upgraded electrostatic precipitators and FGD units, unseen in any of the 13 cities on the list. The city has positioned itself at the head of the cleaner coal energy movement. The calorific value (Kcal) of the coal being burned in Mumbai is also significantly higher and possesses a much lower sulphur dioxide content. This brings down the quantity of coal being used for every unit of power generated.

Recent studies explore the possibility of using fly ash waste as a means to fill up abandon mines. This method is being approached by many coal-fired power plants including NTPC Korba Station, located in Chhattisgarh, who began exploring this option for its ash this past December.  The company will conduct the study on 4 abandon mines in Banki fields just outside the city, planning to publish results by the end of 2016. 

NTPC power has had a division of the company dedicated to ash reutilization since 1991. NTPC stations overall have switched to higher grade coal since then to combat the amount of ash burned in their stations, and also the quantity of coal burned. Success in this new study could lead to NTPC meeting the countries 100% utilization initiative. 
NTPC appears to be at a higher level of efficiency when compared to their competitors, as they make up for 16 percent of India’s total installed capacity, yet contribute a quarter of the total electricity generated in the country.  

A current memorandum of understanding between NTPC and Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand governments vow to improve the transportation and utilization of coal.