Hazardous powder may be used in cement production

Hazardous powder may be used in cement production
18 April 2018

The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has sent samples of a hazardous black powder to a Gujarat-based manufacturer to ascertain whether it can be used in the production of cement, according to The Times of India.

This is the latest development in the UPPCB’s mission to safely dispose of 25,586m3 of powder which is currently along the banks of the Ramganga River, Moradabad.

"We have sent black powder samples to the company with a request to use it in manufacturing cement. Besides, the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) test report on the possibility of utilising the e-waste for building roads is also awaited," said R K Singh, UPPCB regional officer.

"We want the black powder to be used either in construction of roads or manufacturing cement. We will give it for free. We have been waiting for the reports," he said.

The powder contains chromium, cadmium, copper, lead, nickel, manganese and zinc, according to a report by the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research.

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