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UDC 662.613.11:662.613.136© O.E. Astafyeva, 2024

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2024, № 2, pp. 85-88

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2024-2-85-88





1State University of Management, Moscow, 109542, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Astafyeva O.E., PhD (Economic), Head of Department Economics and Management in Civil Construction, e-mail: oe_astafyeva@guu.ru. 


The article presents the results of a study of the prospects for the use of ash and slag waste generated during the combustion of coal at thermal power plants in the production of concrete. It has been established that the inclusion of ash in the concrete mixture leads to a reduction in the cost of produced building materials, saving natural resources, and increasing the strength and frost resistance of structures. The use of ash and slag waste in the mixture, taking into account the calcium oxide (CaO) content, made it possible to classify the resulting mixture for the production of heavy and light concrete. When determining the composition of the mixture, the necessary characteristics were the strength of the resulting product, frost resistance, and resistance to cracking under the influence of external loads, such as compression, tension, and cooling. An analysis of the work of Russian and foreign scientists on the production of heavy and lightweight concrete using an ash and slag mixture formed during the combustion of coal was carried out. The chemical composition of fly ash is presented, which made it possible to determine the ratio of this filler in the concrete mixture.


Coal combustion, Ash and slag waste, Thermal power plants, Thermal efficiency, High-calcium ash, Fly ash, Particle size distribution, Economic turnover, Resource saving.


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For citation

AstafyevaO.E. Application of ash and slag waste in the building materials industry. Ugol’, 2024, (2), pp. 85-88. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2024-2-85-88.

Paper info

Received January 9, 2024

Reviewed January 15, 2024

Accepted January 26, 2024


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