October 1999
Volume 51    Issue 10

Tackling India's coal ash problem

Mining Engineering , 1999, Vol. 51, No. 10, pp. 21-22
Brendel, Gary


PREVIEW:
India produces about 70 Mt/a (77 million stpy) of coal ash (fly ash and bottom ash) from burning about 200 Mt/a (220 million stpy) of coal for electric power generation. The average ash content is 35%. In contrast, the United States produces about 70 Mt/a (77 million stpy) of coal ash from burning 800 Mt/a (880 million stpy) of coal for power generation. Its average ash content is less than 10%.


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