12/17/2009 Archived Entry: "Design Students Create Fly Ash Planters"
On December 14 -16, twenty students from the UK College of Design Fabrication and Design class worked with CAER researchers in the ECT group to produce planters using concrete produced from coal ash. The cement component of the concrete was made largely from coal combustion fly ash. The aggregate contained cinders from one of UK’s coal-fired steam plants. The cinders were provided by Tom Gregory, UK Physical Plant Recycling Office. The students designed and created the molds using a computer numerical control (CNC) router and the CAER researchers designed the coal ash concrete mixes and helped the students to produce the planters.
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