Research

I’m currently researching coal combustion residuals (often referred to as coal ash), specifically the treatment and closure of coal ash ponds.  After some high-profile, high-consequence coal ash pond failures in recent years, the EPA decided to revise regulations concerning how these materials are handled and disposed.  As a result, many utilities are working to close the sluice ponds where coal ash is usually stored.  The materials are often very soft and very sensitive to vibrations so closure can be a challenge.  we are working on gathering available research and studies that have been done to make them more accessible and evaluating further research that needs to be done.

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Quick, T. J. and W. S. Guthrie. Early-Age Structural Properties of Base Material Treated with Asphalt Emulsion.  In Transportation Research Record:  Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2253, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2011, pp. 40-50.
  2. Ebnet, A., S. Hess-Brittelle, T. J. Quick, and S. Schulz. Remedial Drilling and Grouting at Abiquiu Dam, NM and Fluid Losses in the Embankment, a Case History. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation, 2016, New York, NY, Deep Foundations Institute, Hawthorne, NJ, 2016.

 OTHER RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  1. Temporal and Spatial Variability of Base Materials Treated with Asphalt EmulsionT. J. Quick, Master of Science (Thesis), April 2011
  2. Gurney, L. R., T. J. Quick, W. S. Guthrie, and D. L. Eggett. Compositional and Structural Properties of Emulsion-Treated Base Material:  7800 South in West Jordan, Utah.  Report UT-13.07.  Utah Department of Transportation, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2013.
  3. Guthrie, W. S., and T. J. Quick. Temporal and Spatial Variability of Base Materials Treated with Asphalt Emulsion.  Report UT-13.06.  Utah Department of Transportation, Salt Lake City, UT, October 2011.

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  1. Felix, W., W. S. Guthrie, and T. J. Quick. Full-Depth Reclamation with Emulsion.  35th Annual Utah Asphalt Conference, Sandy, UT, March 2010.
  2. Guthrie, W., Quick. Strength Gain of Base Material Treated with Asphalt Emulsion. 2011 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2011.