Author(s): Sunil Singhai, Prof. R. K .Grover, Prof. Rajesh Jain
Published in: International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Volume/Issue: Vol.1 - Issue 10 (December - 2012)
Abstract: Thermal Power Stations using coal in boiler and produce huge quantity of fly Ash/bottom ash as Industrial waste. Next to mining (including excavated over burden and failings) coal ash more than 100 million M.T. produced per annum presently in India. Very few quantity of fly ash is utilized and balance huge quantity is stored in Ash Pond. Therefore, proper maintenance of Ash Pond is essential to safeguard against failure of Ash Pond. This paper describes operation, maintenance and strengthening of Discharge Shaft or Decant Tower. No well defined provision of construction, operation and maintenance exist for Ash pond. Therefore, this paper describes various issues related to ash pond discharge shaft.
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