Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
What has not been considered in the global drive for reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is the role that Coal Ash plays today in the building materials supply chain. Coal Ash is used as a displacement for ordinary portland cement (OPC).
The cement industry currently accounts for roughly 5% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. One ton of produced cement equals one ton of CO2 in our atmosphere.
The SonoAsh patented, sonication process consistently reduces the carbon content in Coal Ash from 5-12%+ loss on ignition (LOI) to <1%.
With the carbon reduced from the Coal Ash and a manufactured uniform particle size, the global GHG impacts of enhanced beneficiation of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) is significant when used as a displacement for OPC.
Currently, production Coal Ash (where possible) is sold as an "ingredient" into the cement marketplace and does not allow any benefits to be credited to power production. Instead, the cement industry takes full credit by using a "waste" product in their ready-mix formulation list.
SonoAsh beneficiation offers a greater GHG offset opportunity to be realized by directly power producers and regional governments.