Singh, Siddharth and Tewary, B. K. (2009) Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Soil and Fly-Ash Around Chandrapura Thermal Power Station: A Comparison. Journal of Phytology , 1 (5). pp. 318-322. ISSN 2075-6240

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Fly-ash and native material (soil) were evaluated for physico-chemical properties and trace elements in their lechates as an essential requirement for environmentally safe disposal and improvement for soil fertility. Fly-ash and soil samples were randomly collected from Chandrapura Thermal Power Station (Bokaro, Jharkhand, India) and brought to Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, Dhanbad. Fly-ash and soil samples were leached with deionized water and lechates were analyzed following the methodology by ASTM (American Society for Testing Material) to determine the pH, EC, Ca, Mg, OC, Om, P and K. The the extract of DTPA for micronutrients was determined. Characterization of native material (soil) and fly-ash result show that the pH of fly-ash was neutral in comparison to soil. And found that the large number of macro nutrients (K, P, Ca, Mg and Macro nutrient (Fe, Zn, Cu, and Mn) in fly-ash which are responsible for improvement of soil fertility. Results of this study allow the possible utilization of fly-ash for agriculture purposes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture, fly-ash, leeched, macronutrients, micronutrients.
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 05:53
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 05:53

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