V. Kumar, G.K. Jha, Centre for Fly Ash Research & Management, New Delhi, India
R&D and technology development are not sufficient in themselves for large scale adaption. Development and adaption of standards and specifications by statutory empowered bodies as well as putting in place the facilitating and guiding policy and legislative framework are the essential requirement for sustainable adaption of new materials, products and technologies.
Turn around of fly ash from “an industrial waste material” to “a resource material” is strongly supported by development of standards and specifications by statutory empowered bodies and also conducive guidelines, policy frame work and legislation over last 20 years, since commencement of Fly Ash Mission during 1994.
The impact is very visible. Ash utilization has increased from 1 million tonne per year during 1994 to about 130 million tonne during the year 2013,