A Review on Utilization of Light Weight Fly Ash Cenosphere as Filler in both Polymer and Alloy-Based Composites

Shashikant Kushnoore (Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation Mechanical Enginering)
Nitin Kamitkar (Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation Mechanical Enginering)
Vinay Atgur (Koneru Lakshmaiah Educational Foundation, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh)
Mallikarjun S Uppin (Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering)
M. Satishkumar (Qis College of Engineering and Technology, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh)



Fly Ash Cenospheres (FACs) are obtained from the coal power plants in the form of hollow spherical particles by burning the coal. FAC was started to use in early 1980-1985 as lightweight filler material in producing composites of cementitious and at present many researchers are focusing on use of FAC as filler in polymer and metals. In this paper, the systematic review on research activities and application of FAC in manufacturing light weight products are done. The FAC influence on the mechanical and physical properties of incorporated polymer and alloy based composites were summarized. Prospects of future for its use were also suggested and summarized in this paper.


Fly ash cenosphere;Polymer and Alloy composites;Mechanical and Physical properties

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jmer.v3i2.1737


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