A review of rice husk silica as a heterogeneous catalyst support
Keywords:Rice husk, Rice husk ash, Amorphous silica, Modified silica catalyst
The yield of amorphous silica has less residue of mineral content in rice husk (RH) and a high specific surface area through the simple alkaline extraction process at first, then acid precipitation of RH. At this time, the leaching process using alkali and calcination of RH is the best method to acquire amorphous silica with a high surface area. The different temperatures were used for the calcination of RH and continue with sodium hydroxide (NaOH) treatment by using different concentration. The sample titrated using hydrochloric acid (HCl) to extract silica. Pretreatment with acid leaching for the RH was also conducted before the calcination of the RH. Results acquired were analysed and compared.
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