• Utilization of mixed pond ash in integrated steel plant for manufacturing superior quality bricks

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      Fly ash; integrated steel plant; fly ash bricks; ash disposal; building materials.

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      Fly ash (FA) poses serious problems to the industries. Integrated steel plants generate huge quantity of FA from their captive power plants and other furnaces. This ash is generally disposed off in the ash ponds along with other sludges and residues of steel making operations. This changes the constitution of FA and makes the brick manufacturing difficult. This paper has attempted to devise the ways for the use of this mixed ash for manufacturing mixed ash clay bricks successfully. The bricks thus made are superior in structural and aesthetic qualities and portents huge saving in the manufacturing costs with better consumer response.

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      Piyush Kant Pandey1 Raj Kumar Agrawal2

      1. Bhilai Institute of Technology, Bhilai House, Durg 491 002, India
      2. Steel Authority of India Limited, Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai 491 006, India
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