Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Malta, 16-18 July, 2012.
In this study, the availability as a new composite material of the class C fly ashes which have negative effects on environment was investigated. First of all, the properties of fly ash and polypropylene have been identified. By making use of the obtained results, the availability of fly ash and polypropylene materials was investigated in production of a new composite material. For this purpose, by using type C fly ash of thermal power plants in mass ratios of 10% - 60%, a new composite material was produced. To determine mechanical and physical properties of the produced composite samples, thermal conductivity, compressive strength, water absorption capacity, and abrasive loss were performed. From the results, it was witnessed that both environmental problems can be reduced and economical profit can be achieved by means of energy saving.