Fly ash has become an increasing concern in recent years. By 2021-22, the thermal power sector is estimated to produce 300 million tonnes of fly ash a year.
TIET is happy to announce that National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has entrusted our Particle and Bulk Solids Research Group from the Dept. of ME with the responsibility of executing a major industrial research and development project to improve design standards for fly ash pneumatic conveying systems for large-size coal-fired thermal power plants.
The project, titled ‘On Developing Reliable Scale-up Procedures and Design Optimization for Pneumatic Fly Ash Conveying Systems for 500/800/1000 MW Units’ has been sanctioned a grant of Rs. 1.15 crores. Dr. S. S. Mallick (PhD, UoW Australia) will be heading the project as the Principal Investigator, with support from Dr. Gautam Setia, Dr. Anu Mittal and Mr. Atul Sharma.
The aim of the project is to help NTPC design reliable and energy-economic dry fly ash industrial storage and transport systems, reduce industrial water usage, and curb air and water pollution associated with fly ash.
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