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The Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is one of the University of Kentucky's multidisciplinary research centers. Its energy research provides a focal point for environmental, renewable and fossil fuels research in Kentucky.

UK CAER Researchers Publish Coal Combustion Products Book

clock June 5, 2017 14:18 by author Thomas

 



Members of the UK Center for Applied Energy Research’s Materials Technologies group have published the definitive book on coal combustion byproducts. Entitled “Coal Combustion Products (CCPs): Characteristics, Utilization and Beneficiation,” the book was edited by UK CAER’s Tom Robl and Anne Oberlink as well as their colleague and collaborator, Rod Jones. The book was published by Woodhead Publishing.




Jim Hower, UK CAER Scientist, Quoted in WLEX18 Story

clock January 16, 2015 11:14 by author Alice

In an investigative reporting piece on coal fires near Berea, Dr. Jim Hower was contacted for comment:

Jim Hower, a University of Kentucky researcher who studies Kentucky's underground fires, said the smoke can produce carcinogens. However, he said it likely doesn't present a health risk as long as people stay away from the plumes.


“In the course of being outside, walking by these fires, you want some protections, but they're also probably not in the concentration, or the length of exposure and intensity of exposure that are going to cause an immediate danger to somebody,” he said. “They smell bad, and it's certainly something you don't want to be living with.”


The full story can be viewed here on LEX18's website.