Al F wrote:Yanche and Jiminbucks, i very much appreciate your comments....trust me..I *WANT* to believe it is safe enough to drop on my own land because i just have too much ash from the greenhouses to be taking to the dump each week.
I appreciate that you mentioned the difference in safety may be as simple as the fact that we are burning anthacite and not bitumious. JB i am curious if they have any info on the well water around those golf courses? Does he have any info on this?
Yanche, living here in NH, i have no similar background of information that those in the mid-atlantic area etc have. I appreciate learning from all of you.
I just dont want to get in a situation where 2, 5, 10 years down the road I find myself with a hazard or issue w my neighbors.
Thank you - AL
Al F wrote:i just spoke to the fellow who sold me one of my coal units and also sells me my coal...he says he will verify on monday w Blasack...but it is HIS UNDERSTANDING that there is NO problem and pointed to the fact that water purifiers use charcoal (from anthracite) to filter out water.
If this can be verified for me on Monday, I will pass it on her...this will be HUGE for me if true - AL
coaledsweat wrote:Just so you know, I found out that activated carbon was made from anthracite coal after ordering it from my chemical supplier and reading the lable on the 40# bag. When I saw what it was, I took my salesman to task for charging me about $50 for a bag of what I had at home I paid a buck for. Needless to say, I was never billed for it.
Al F wrote:Could you elablorate? You are an environmental engineer....why is it safe to throw down the anthacite ash for fill in an environment that is used for growing food products and als an environment that supports a water table and well used for watering plants.
Richard S. wrote:I know they used it for that but I know they also screen it quite a bit more to get multiple sizes from even the finest dust. I can only assume its also santized. If anyone is interested, the reason it makes such a good filter is because it fractures unlike sand which is going to have round shape. Because of these odd sized pieces the filter can last a lot longer before getting clogged.
Al F wrote:ok, i can see i was not as clear as needed...i dont intend on dumping the ash right on the vine and other plant rows...i was going to pick one spot of my 5.5 acres...low area and dump the ash there....should i be concerned for the rest of the property that is used as i stated prior, or will be ash be unstable and leach out undesirables?
can anyone tell me what exactly is IN the ash?
Geochemical Testing can tell you exactly what is in your ash. See http://www.geo-eci.com/ for a list of their testing capabilities and accreditations. Expect to pay for the testing. You have exhausted the knowledge base of a free forum. Be sure to contribute back to the forum with the results of the test analysis on your coal ash.Al F wrote:can anyone tell me what exactly is IN the ash?