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Rice Husk Based Zeolite As Methane Adsorbent

Kamarudin, K. S. N. and Wah, L. M. and Yuan, C. Y. and Hamdan, H. and Mat, H. Rice Husk Based Zeolite As Methane Adsorbent. Proceeding of 18th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers�, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, . pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

Rice husk ash (RHA) is a good alternative source for the production of zeolite since it contains more than 95% silica. The content of silica and carbon in rice husk were varied depending on combustion temperature, thus varies the properties of zeolite produced. Unlike typical post synthesis modification where non-polar materials are introduced into zeolite structures, carbon is included into zeolite during the hydrogel formation as it is present in RHA. To study the potential use of RHA based zeolite on gas adsorption, RHAs obtained from different combustion temperatures (450 – 800°C) will be used to synthesize zeolite under hydrothermal condition. The differences in structural properties and gas adsorption characteristics from different RHAs were analysed. It was found that RHA properties affect structural formation of zeolite, physicochemical properties as well as methane adsorption behavior.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rice husk; carbon; zeolite; gas adsorbent.
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:976
Deposited By: Pn Norazana Ibrahim
Deposited On:23 Feb 2007 07:20
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:49

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