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Handbook of Fly Ash - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128176863

Handbook of Fly Ash

1st Edition

Author: Kamal K. Kar
Paperback ISBN: 9780128176863
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 11th November 2021
Page Count: 868
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The drive to develop more sustainable materials has made fly ash a valuable raw material in many different applications. Comprehensive and authoritative, Handbook of Fly Ash highlights the latest research efforts to develop the properties of fly ash to maximum utility while safeguarding the environment.

This book takes an interdisciplinary approach to the research into the classification and compositions of various types of fly ash, such as bottom ash and boiler slag, special classes of fly ash, and their sources around the globe. This is followed by a discussion of fly ash-reinforced composites, such as elastomer-based composites and metal matrix composites. This book also covers a wide range of applications of fly ash in cement, concrete, bricks and blocks, road construction, wastewater treatment, and scrubber sludge solidification.

Key Features

  • Highlights the recent developments in the utilization of fly ash including its preparation, functionalization, properties, and handling.
  • Places a focus on a wide variety of fly ash applications including recent innovations, such as alkali-activated binder, polypropylene composite, and geopolymer concrete.
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of the characteristics of fly ash with a particular focus on health hazards if it is not properly disposed.
  • Discusses fly ash-reinforced composites, such as polymer/elastomer-based composites and metal matrix composites.


Environmental engineers, civil engineers, environmental scientists, and industrial engineers.

Table of Contents

Section A: Fly ash
1. Coal-based fly ash
2. Functionalization of fly ash
3. Fly ash cenosphere: characterization, processing, and properties
4. Fly ash: safety and health issues

Section B: Composites
5. Fly ash-reinforced polyethylene composites
6. Fly ash-reinforced polypropylene composites
7. Fly ash-reinforced polyvinyl chloride composites
8. Fly ash-reinforced poly(vinyl alcohol) composites
9. Fly ash-reinforced acrylonitrile butadiene styrene composites
10. Fly ash-reinforced epoxy composites
11. Fly ash-reinforced polyester composites
12. Fly ash/glass fiber/carbon fiber-reinforced thermoset composites

Section C: Applications
13. Extraction of unburned carbon from coal fly ash
14. Extraction of silicon in the form of nanoparticles and nanorods from coal fly ash
15. Soil stabilization
16. Phytoremediation of fly ash: bioaccumulation and translocation of metals in natural colonizing vegetation on fly ash lagoons
17. Effects of fly ash on growth, productivity, and diseases of crop plants
18. Fly ash cement
19. Fly ash in the construction industry
20. Application of fly ash in flowable fills and self-compacting concretes
21. Fly ash in road construction
22. Fly ash-mixed polymeric media for abrasive flow machining process
23. Electrochemical performance of elements derived from coal combustion fly ash for high-performance lithium-ion batteries
24. Polymer-metal/metal oxide-coated fly ash cenosphere composite film for electromagnetic interference shielding
25. Fly ash as a potential filler for the rubber industry
26. 3D printing of fly ash-based syntactic foams


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About the Author

Kamal K. Kar

Prof. Kar pursued higher studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, and Iowa State University, United States, before joining IIT Kanpur as a lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Interdisciplinary Programme in Materials Science in 2001. He was a BOYSCAST Fellow at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States in 2003. He is currently holding the Champa Devi Gangwal Chair Professor of the Institute. Before this, he also held the Umang Gupta Institute Chair Professor (2015-18) at IIT Kanpur. He was the head of the Interdisciplinary Programme in Materials Science from 2011 to 2014 and Founding Chairman of the Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering Kanpur chapter from 2006 to 2011. Prof. Kar is an active researcher in the broad areas of nanostructured carbon materials, nanocomposites, functionally graded materials, nanopolymers, and smart materials for structural, energy, water, and biomedical applications. His research work has been recognized by many institutions in India. Prof. Kar is the Editor-in-Chief of 'Polymers and Polymeric Composites', a reference series published by Springer Nature and a member of the editorial boards of 'SPE Polymers' published by Wiley, 'Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer and Composites Science' published by the Taylor & Francis Group, 'International Journal of Plastics Technology' published by Springer Nature, and many more. Prof. Kar has published more than 250 papers in international refereed journals, 135 conference papers, 10 books on nanomaterials and their nanocomposites, 3 special issues on polymer composites, 80 review articles/book chapters, and has more than 60 national and international patents to his credit. He has supervised 18 PhD students and 80 master students so far. Currently, 17 PhD students, 10 master students, and a few visitors are working in his group at the Advanced Nanoengineering Materials Laboratory.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Champa Devi Gangwal Chair Professor (2019-2022), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India

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