Fly Ash Brick Project: Feasibility Study Using Cvp Analysis
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FLY ASH BRICK PROJECT: FEASIBILITY STUDY USING CVP
S. K. Mitra and Shubhra Hajela wrote this case solely to provide material for class discussion. The authors do not intend to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a managerial situation. The authors may have disguised certain names and other identifying information to protect confidentiality.
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One challenge for the disposal of the fly ash produced was the need for a massive amount of land, since it was usually dumped on the ground as a waste material. It was estimated that the land requirement for this dumping would be nearby 1,000 square kilometres of land by the year 2015. 2 Looking at the vast volumes of fly ash produced, and the fact that Indian coal contained high ash content (to the level of 30 to 50 per
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Vol. 2, No. 6, 2007, http://parisaramahiti.kar.nic.in/11.Fly%20ash%202007 —01.pdf, accessed August 15, 2013.
cent), it was necessary to devise effective uses for it. Accordingly, fly ash was analyzed for its appropriateness in various uses such as manufacturing of ceramic tiles, bricks, building materials, etc.
Fly ash as a construction material was