Energy Waste Management

RPM Solutions provides complete environmental services for coal combustion residual (CCR) disposal of landfills.When it comes to energy waste management, RPM Solutions, based in Lexington, Kentucky, provides complete planning, permitting, compliance, design and environmental services for coal combustion residual (CCR) disposal landfills and impoundments. RPM Solutions offers turn-key site reclamation and ash management plans to reduce environmental impact and eliminate unnecessary costs. RPM Solutions is motivated to provide U.S. utility companies with cutting edge technologies to solve some of the most pressing issues confronting them today. RPM designs customized solutions for each and every job. RPM can substantially eliminate material once headed to a landfill. RPM Solutions can eliminate future risk and liability with landfill avoidance and progressive technology.

RPM Solutions understands the formidable challenges facing coal-fired generation facilities from federal regulations. RPM has extensive experience working with utility companies throughout the United States to address their energy waste needs.

As-mined coal typically results in a considerable amount of coarse and fine coal processing wastes because of in-seam and out-of-seam dilution mining. Trace metals and sulfur may be present in waste materials that may result in leachate water with corrosive characteristics.

Coal ash contains contaminates like mercury, cadmium and arsenic associated with cancer and various other serious health effects. Coal ash is disposed of in wet form in large surface impoundments and in dry form in landfills. Coal ash, also referred to as coal combustion residuals (CCRs), is produced primarily from the burning of coal-fired power plants. Coal ash includes a number of by-products from burning coal, including:

  • Fly Ash | a very fine, powdery material composed mostly of silica made from the burning of finely ground coal in a boiler.
  • Bottom Ash | a coarse, angular ash particle that is too large to be carried up into smoke stacks, so it forms in the bottom of the coal furnace.
  • Boiler Slag | molten bottom ash from slag tap and cyclone type furnaces that turns into pellets that have a smooth glossy appearance after it is cooled with water.
  • Flue Gas Desulfurization Material | leftover from the process of reducing sulfur dioxide emissions from a coal-fired boiler that can be a wet sludge consisting of calcium sulfite or calcium sulfate.

Coal ash is disposed of or used in different ways depending on:

  • The type of by-product
  • The processes at the plant
  • The regulations the power plant has to follow

In the United States, the combustion of coal generates more than 120 million tons of coal ash each year. Almost half of these wastes is reused for beneficial purposes such as the manufacture of concrete and other construction materials. With energy waste management, coal combustion products that cannot be used have to be stored or disposed of. These are often referred to as coal combustion wastes, which are disposed of in surface impoundments or landfills.

When it comes to effective energy waste management, RPM Solutions has years of experience managing coal combustion residuals (CCRs) in a safe and environmentally responsible way. We are committed to identifying solutions and utilizing best industry practices for energy waste management. RPM Solutions uses proprietary equipment technology and refined operating skills to provide an innovative approach to coal yard reclamation, ash pond management, environmental services and energy waste management.

RPM Solutions is committed to operating in a manner that meets or exceeds current environmental law. RPM Solutions provides a range of technical services to help optimize efficiency and improve bottom line performance. For more information about putting the services of RPM Solutions to work regarding energy waste management, contact us at