Market of Fly Ash Its Uses and Forecasted Growth
Fly ash is known as a fine powder, a byproduct of burning pulverized coal in electric generation power plants. Fly ash is a pozzolan means a substance that contains aluminous and siliceous material that is able to form cement in the presence of water. When fly ash is mixed with lime and water, it forms a compound that is similar to Portland cement. This makes the fly ash suitable as a key material for the blended cement, mosaic tiles, and hollow blocks along with other building materials. When it is used in concrete mixes, fly ash recovers the strength and segregation of the concrete and makes it easier to pump. Fly ash can be used as key material in a lot of cement based products, like poured cement, concrete block, and brick. Commonly fly ash is used in Portland cement concrete pavement (PCC). The projects of road construction where PCC is used and substituting fly ash gives significant benefits. Fly is also been used as embankment and mine fill, It has increasingly extended acceptance by the Federal Highway Administration.
Uses of Fly Ash
Fly ash is mostly used as a pozzolan in PCC applications. The siliceous and aluminum which are Pozzolan, in a finely divided form and in the presence of water, at ordinary temperature react with calcium hydroxide to produce cementations compounds. The unique spherical shape and particle size distribution of fly ash make it a good mineral filler in hot mix asphalt applications and improves the flexibility of flow able fill and grout. The consistency and abundance of fly ash in many areas present unique opportunities for use in structural fills and other highway applications.
Fly Ash Market: Global Demand, Growth Analysis & Opportunity
Global fly ash market was valued USD 40 billion in 2015; the market is expected to reach USD 70 billion by the end of 2023 observing an annual growth rate of 7.1% over the upcoming years. The Portland cement segment is anticipated to be the biggest segment of fly ash market and is expected to maintain the highest position over the forecasted period of 2016 to 2023 Research done by NPCS shows that the second most attractive market in terms of compound annual growth rate is expected to be road construction and fire bricks. This is majorly attributed to the high demand of fly ash for developing megaprojects of expressways and highways in the developing countries. Asia Pacific is the biggest market for fly ash because of increasing construction activities and high urbanization, the section is expected to show a strong growth in the upcoming years. The agriculture sector accounted for more than 14% of the global fly ash market and is anticipated to experience high growth in the upcoming future.
Growing awareness among consumers towards the profits of using fly ash as a substitute for Portland cement along with the benefits of cost effectiveness, strength, and long-term durability is anticipated to elevate the fly ask market across the country. A report by WHO says, the growing urbanization has driven the demand for infrastructure in metropolitan areas, this will be a growth factor for fly ash in construction sector and hence will contribute to the overall market growth. Fly ash is an environmental friendly product growing environmental concerns along with the government initiatives to decrease the fly ash emissions, by disposing it into waste landfills have helped the global fly ash market in growing.
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