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Fly Ash - Recent Development, View Point and Utilization

Segun Akinyemi

Ekiti State University

Dr. Akinyemi has over 15 years of experience as a professional academic and research scientist with a proven record of accomplishment in leading multidisciplinary research and development. He is a leading researcher in fossil fuel geochemistry, environmental geochemistry, and nano-geochemistry, former head of the Geology Department, Faculty of Science, Ekiti State University, Nigeria.


Mugera Gitari

University of Venda

Prof. Gitari is a full professor of Environmental/Analytical Chemistry at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Venda, South Africa. He has worked in Tertiary Education institutions for over 14 years. He has published 75 articles in peer-refereed journals, and 5 book chapters, and holds 4 patents in Acid Mine Drainage and drinking water treatment. He has also mentored 21 MSc, Ph.D., and Postdoctoral candidates.


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Fly ash is a combustible material derived from the burning of pulverized coal to generate electricity in a coal power plant. An enormous amount of fly ash is produced through this combustion process and is usually dry/wet disposed of and stockpiled in a dump. The efficient management of the fly ash in a dump has been a serious concern to the environmental experts. In recent, various attempts have been made to alternatively harness mammoth quantities for various applications in the industrial, agricultural, and civil construction sectors of the economy. Some of the applications are in water treatment, soil amelioration, construction pavement, construction bricks, etc. Some of these advances are fraught with new development and some challenges. This book is intended to have a collection of some of these recent advances in the utilization of fly ash. We will also shed light on some of the limitations, problems, and challenges encountered in these new scientific developments.

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Segun Akinyemi

Ekiti State University

Dr. Akinyemi had his undergraduate training in the Department of Geology, Ondo State University, now Ekiti State University, where he finished with a strong Second Class Upper division, in honours Geology (1995). He obtained both his MSc (2008) and PhD (2011) degrees in a reputable university, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He won a German DAAD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Sub-Saharan Africa (2015–2016), which he undertook at the School of Environmental Science in the University of Venda, South Africa. Dr. Akinyemi has over 15 years of experience as a professional academic and research scientist with proven record of accomplishment in leading multidisciplinary research and development. He has conducted research in many areas of fossil fuel and environmental geochemistry, besides many other areas of applied geochemistry. He has also taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Applied Geology since 2009.

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