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International Ash Utilization Symposia Series

Introduction

The International Ash Utilization Symposia Series grew out of a regional workshop series held annually from 1992 through 1994. Interest in the information in the field of coal combustion by-product utilization was so great that, in 1995, the first symposium was held. The Series has continued as a biennial event, with Symposia held in 1997 and 1999. The next one will be in 2001.

The Series is organized by the Center for Applied Energy Research at the University of Kentucky. Other organizers have been and/or are the U. S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (1997, 1999, 2001) and Elsevier Scientific's journal FUEL (1995, 1997, 1999). The Series is implemented and managed by the staff of the University of Kentucky's Center for Applied Energy Research.

The purpose of the Series is to provide a forum for the transfer of information and new ideas to benefit the innovative utilization, handling, storage and disposal of coal combustion by-products.

The past Symposia have each attracted approximately 300 registrants including worldwide representation from academia, industry, and government. The number of presentations (oral and poster) have grown from 69 in 1995 to 102 in 1999. Exhibits have also provided information to the attendees at each Symposium, increasing from 12 exhibits in 1995 to 23 in 1999.

This Symposia Series is intended to complement the efforts of other organizations with similar interests, such as the American Coal Ash Association.