Solutions for managing fly ash challenges.
Stricter regulations regarding fly ash storage, disposal and handling methods are being enacted, requiring cost-effective erosion control, stabilization and dust suppression technologies. As a world leader in erosion control and vegetative establishment technologies, Profile Products has a broad range of products, techniques and expertise to help your organization manage fly ash storage, revegetation, handling and transportation challenges. We shared some of that expertise at the 2015 World of Coal Ash via a paper on Five Fundamentals for Successful Restoration of Coal Ash Sites. Our solutions are designed to:
- Create greater assurance of regulatory compliance using environmentally friendly technologies
- Provide safe, affordable cover systems to reduce airborne particles and dust on exposed fly ash for short-term protection on active sites or up to 12 months cover on established storage
- Control erosion and establish vegetation more quickly on inactive ash storage areas, landfill structures, dikes and levees
- Reduce costs with fast, easy and safe hydraulic application
- Manage movement of moisture-laden fly ash to and from storage sites in rail cars
Erosion and Dust Mitigation
For maximum growth potential, best possible erosion control and dust mitigation for up to 12-18 months, nothing works better than Flexterra® HP-FGM™. This superior hydraulic matrix is made from Thermally Refined® wood fibers and 100% biodegradable components for the best results on challenging slopes. For less challenging areas, ProMatrix™ EFM™ delivers up to 6 months of dust/erosion control and revegetation. For a shorter-term solution, Profile’s cost-effective hydraulic mulches offer shorter-term, effective erosion and sediment control.
Active Fly Ash Stabilization
For daily cover and up to four months of stabilization of active fly ash, BioCover™ SS is a durable, non-toxic and biodegradable alternative. It is quick, safe and can be applied hydraulically.
Soil testing, interpretation of the test results, and incorporating remedies to improve soils should be a fundamental part of any reclamation or revegetation project. Without a proper understanding of soils or substrates considered for use as growing media to establish vegetation, you can’t predict potential project success. Profile Soil Solutions Software (PS3) provides access to conduct Free Soil Tests along with directions on proper soil collection for testing. PS3 also assists in the interpretation of the soil test and offers prescriptive application rates of various agronomic formulations based on key soil properties such as texture, classification, pH, nutrient levels, organic matter content, electroconductivity, sodium absorption ratio and potentially elevated levels of harmful salts and metals. Patent-pending ProGanics™ Biotic Soil Media™ (BSM™) has been designed as a cost-effective topsoil alternative that accelerates the development of depleted soils/substrates with low organic matter, low nutrient levels and limited biological activity.
Ash Moisture/Transportation Management
BioCover™ LS is a granular, liquid absorbency medium engineered to provide maximum absorption, flocculation and filtration of free water in moisture-laden materials. Contact us for specifics on how we can help you with your transportation and water absorption needs.