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Coal Combustion By-Products (CCBs)

Why are They Important to Me?

| Electricity is Created | How many CCBs are created each year? | Products created from CCBs |

Coal is burned to create Electricity

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Why is Coal important? It is burned to create electricity. Coal Combustion By-Products (CCBs) are the incombustible inorganic matter in coal that is leftover after the burning process.



 

Once coal has been mined, it is usually delivered by rail or barge to the power plant ...

Coal Train and Coal Barge
Let's take a tour through a coal-fired power plant to see how coal is burned to generate electricity, what types of CCBs are produced, and how CCBs are stored in ash impoundments.
 
How Coal is Processed at an Electrical Power Plant
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Path of Electricity Generation
Path of CCBs to Impoundment Storage Area
Path of Remaining CCBs
Path of Electricity Generation
Path of CCBs to Impoundment Storage Area
Path of Remaining CCBs
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