NTPC set to use mechanised bagging of fly ash by November-end
NTPC's thermal power plant at Kahalgaon in the state is setting up bagging machines in the unit for mechanised packing of ash for use in cement firms in North-East.
'Six bagging machines are expected to start working from November-end this year,' D K Gupta, Additional General Manager, Environment Management Group of NTPC, Kahalgaon said on Sunday.
The six machines would fill 4,800 bags an hour, he said. Initially, the machines would scientifically deal with 4,000 metric tonnes of fly ash daily coming out from thermal power plant, Gupta said. Kahalgaon Super Thermal power station is the seventh station of NTPC with an installed capacity of 4x210 MW (Stage 1) and 3x500 MW (Stage 2).
Presently, ash disposal is done manually in open on the sides of National Highway 80 and near to Ganga river creating environmental problem.
NTPC Kahalgaon generates about 10,000 metric tonnes of fly ash daily in the process of manufacture of electricity from coal. The ash is used in cement manufacturing besides road construction and brick plants.