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Fly Ash from Thermal Power Plants- Waste Management and Overview




Fly ash, Solid Waste, Electrostatic Precipitators, Energy Saving, Fly Ash Utilization


Energy requirements for the developing countries in particular are met from coal -based thermal power plants. The disposal of the increasing amounts of solid waste from coal -fired thermal power plants is becoming a serious concern to the environmentalists. Coal ash, 80% of which is very fine in nature and is thus known as fly ash is collected by electrostatic precipitators in stacks. In India, nearly 90 mt of fly ash is generated per annum at present and is largely responsible for environ-mental pollution. In developed countries like Germany, 80% of the fly ash generated is being utilized, whereas in India only 3% is being consumed. This article attempts to highlight the manage-ment of fly ash to make use of this solid waste, in order to save our environment.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I31333
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2015
Page(s): 3411-3413

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