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Title: An Electric Freeway to the Future
Author(s): Bruce W. Ramme and Steven H. Miller
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 45-48
Keywords: fly ash, carbon, grounding, sheilding
Abstract:Electrically conductive high-carbon concrete (HCC) is being developed and could potentially be used for many new technological advances. Carbon from high-carbon fly ash and spent carbon sorbent—both byproducts of coal combustion in modern power plants—make HCC a conductor. Initial HCC applications have included low-cost grounding for lightning-vulnerable structures, but a much wider range of use is envisioned, including electrical shielding, self-deicing bridges, induction-charging of electric vehicles, and pavements that function as storage batteries. This article explores some of these possibilities.
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