India’s power consumption is on the rise so as its production. As thermal power stations are increasingly consuming coal to produce energy, the fly ash generated in the process needs better and innovative ways of utilization or disposal.
Burning of coal to meet the energy needs of the country is piling up the fly ash which has reached about 100 million tonnes per year. All out efforts are needed to utilize this fly ash not only from environmental considerations, but also to avoid land usage for fly ash dumping. Though there has been a steady progress in fly ash utilization since the last decade, there is still a long way to go to reach the target of 100 per cent fly ash utilization. It is reported that the fly ash use in agricultural can increase the production of grains by 15 per cent, green vegetables by 35 percent and root vegetables by an astounding 50 per cent. Toxicity tests have proved that fly ash not only reduces toxic elements in the soil but nourishes it with iron and calcium. Optimum utilization of fly-ash with business prowess has the potential to change the discourse of many businesses. It can become a wealth generator by making use of it for producing ‘green building’ materials, roads, agriculture etc. Full utilization of the generating stock has the potential to provide employment to three hundred thousand people and can result in a business volume of over Rs.4000 Cr approximately.
So the question is how to embrace the opportunity and take a step towards cleaner environment by utilizing Fly Ash in our respective industries?
It's time to think GAINFUL UTILISATION TECHNOLOGIES AND TAKE A STEP TOWARDS CLEANER ENVIRONMENT & 100% UTILISATION OF FLY ASH