Manufacturers Meet cum Demonstration on Fly Ash Bricks Technology held at CSIR-IMMT
Bhubaneswar: CSIR-IMMT has organized a Skill Development Program on “Manufacturers meet cum Demonstration on Fly Ash Bricks Technology” under the CSIR Integrated Skill initiative and part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration. Dr. Bhagyadhar Bhoi (Chief Scientist& Scientist -in-Charge), Dr. Nabin Kumar Dhal(Chief Scientist & Head)E&S Dept., Dr SK Pradhan, Coordinator CSIR Skill Development Program, Mr. R. Sathish (Senior Scientist& Convener) and Dr. Syed M. Mustakim (Co-Convener) have organized this program.
This program was useful for bricks manufacturers, Entrepreneurs aspiring to work on fly ash bricks manufacturing and persons who are already working in relevant industries.
Bricks manufacturers, MSMEs, Entrepreneurs, Startup companies in Bricks manufacturing, Industrial waste utilization sectors etc. participated in this meet.
CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar is actively engaged in development of innovative, energy efficient green processes for utilization of various industrial and mining solid wastes in manufacture of building materials such as brick, block, concrete, aggregate etc. A considerable research work on fly ash has been done to develop processes for manufacture of cold setting building brick and block by mineral cementation method. The mineral polymerization reaction develops cementation property which is very effective to develop the binding strength in the product. Under this R&D activity, Environment & Sustainability Department, CSIR-IMMT has also created pilot plant facility for brick and block manufacturing to demonstrate the process for development of commercial technology. This facility has been used for demonstration and training to the licensees during technology transfer for manufacturing of cold setting building brick and block. This process has been adopted commercially in MSME sector (17Nos.) and major industries (4Nos.) for manufacture of cold setting building brick containing up to 70 % flyash.
Demonstration on Production of fly ash bricks using cold setting building bricks manufacturing process, Fly ash bricks quality testing and characterization facilities, Technology/know-how licensing protocols etc. conducted during the day.
Mr. R Sathish Senior Scientist Environment & Sustainability Department CSIR-IMMT, Dr. S. M. Mustakim Senior Technical officer Environment & Sustainability Department CSIR-IMMT, Dr. N. K. Dhal Chief scientist & Head Environment & Sustainability Department CSIR-IMMT, coordinated and organized themeet cum demonstration activity.