What is it about?
Pure amorphous silica was successfully extracted at a 99.1% yield from sugarcane waste ash using alkaline extraction followed by acid precipitation .The condition for biosilica production was optimized.
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Why is it important?
The experimental data suggest that the sugarcane waste ash could be converted into a value-added product . The mesoporous structure of silica makes it a potential catalytic (or catalyst support) or adsorbent material.
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This page is a summary of: Green Synthesis and Characterization of Biosilica Produced from Sugarcane Waste Ash, Journal of Chemistry, January 2017, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2017/6129035.
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