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The purpose of a power boiler is to create steam by applying heat energy to water. Many power boilers burn solid fuels such as wood residue or biomass and coal, which produce large amounts of ash that must be handled and disposed of. Each solid fuel boiler has a specially designed system to safely remove, transport, and dispose of the ash generated during operation of the boiler. Boiler ash is generated in two different forms: bottom ash and fly ash. And there are two different methods of handling the ash: a wet and dry method.