V.Y. Putilov, I.V. Putilova, Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University), Russia

Brief estimation of ecological parameters of ash and slag removal systems of thermal power plants (TPPs) in Russia is resulted. Key deficiencies of traditional hydraulic ash and slag removal systems of TPPs are presented. Supervising documents on ash and slag from TPPs, developed by IACEE MPEI are brought. Basic barriers for using ash and slag from TPPs are observed as well as opportunities for raising a level of their beneficial use are resulted.