The literature of FBC solid wastes has been critically evaluated and solid wastes from Canada’s first atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) boilers at the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Summerside, Prince Edward Island have been investigated in order to determine possible uses for AFBC wastes. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron microprobe, and chemical and physical tests were employed to determine the suitability of the material for pollution control, construction, and other uses. SEM and ancillary techniques have shown that the chemical and physical properties of the bed material and the elutriated streams are significantly different. Agricultural use, pollution control, soil stabilization (where freezing and thawing are not significant problems), asphaltic concrete, and specialized construction applications such as low strength backfill appear to be potential uses for FBC solid wastes.

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