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The respiratory toxicity of coal fly ash

Jones, Timothy Peter, Brown, Patrick and Berube, Kelly Ann 2013. The respiratory toxicity of coal fly ash. Presented at: Workshop of Aerosol Emissionsfrom Fossil and Biomass Combustion, Prague, Czech Republic, August 27-31, 2013.

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Abstract

The combustion of coal for the generation of electricity has many environmental implications. Coal fly ash (CFA; Figure 1) is a product of coal combustion, formed from the incombustible mineral matter contained within the coal. CFA is respirable (i.e. <2.5μm diameter) and known to be detrimental to human respiratory health upon exposure (Brown, 2011). The aim of this study was to compare the relative respiratory toxicity of CFA samples obtained from three Chinese coal-burning power stations to CFA obtained from a UK coal-burning power station; both bulk and respirable PM10 samples were tested. In order to elucidate CFA toxicity, a multi-disciplinary approach was taken, thereby considering geochemical aspects of the fly ash as well as biochemical properties.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Biosciences
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 21:41
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/51207

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