Identification and Petrographic Classification of Components in Fly Ashes
|January 29, 2013||Filled under Com III||
Dr. Isabel Suárez Ruiz co-convened the WG from 2005 till 2019.
The WG was created in 2005 (Patras, Greece) to identify all the organic and inorganic components in fly ashes by using optical microscopy and to establish an ICCP classification that can be accepted internationally.
During the round robin exercises the fly ash components will be classified following the main criteria:
i)- To differentiate Organic and Inorganic Components.
ii)- For the organic components it is necessary to take into account their optical texture, their fused or un-fused character, their structure and morphology, and their origin (coal, others) and in this specific order.
iii)- For the inorganic components, these should be classified into two categories: metallic and non-metallic components.
It is agreed that the participants will provide a description of the particles included in the exercise. The convenor should send out two pictures of each fly ash component included in the exercise, recording the anisotropy/isotropy of the particle.