Characterization, partitioning, and potential ecological risk quantification of trace elements in coal fly ash

  title={Characterization, partitioning, and potential ecological risk quantification of trace elements in coal fly ash},
  author={Zeba Usmani and Vipin Kumar},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
Coal-based thermal power plants are the major source of power generation in India. Combustion of coal gives rise to by-products such as fly ash (FA) in huge quantities. The current study focuses on physico-chemical and mineralogical characterization and risk evaluation of FA, generated from five thermal power plants (TPPs) of India. The coal, and corresponding FA and bottom ash (BA) were further analyzed for trace elements in order to observe the enrichment and partitioning behavior of elements… Expand
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