A study on the potential applications of rice husk derivatives as useful adsorptive material
Mohammad Kashif Uddin, P. Fazul Rahaman
Rice husk is one of the by-products of rice production, left after the burning of rice husk. It can cause environmental pollution, as its disposal is difficult. Hence its proper reuse is necessary, and because it is mainly composed of carbon and silica, it could be used in adsorption processes for removal of toxic heavy metals from water and wastewaters. Rice husk is available in ample amount. Because of its high specific surface area, it has proven to be a potential low-cost material in the applications of water treatment and building materials. This literature reviews the properties, uses, and the importance of rice husk and provides an effective collection of studies to utilize rice husk derivatives. This economically valuable agriculture waste product is a great source of silica and has many comprehensive applications.
Rice Husk, Low Cost Material, Applications, Adsorption, Adsorption Capacity
Published online 8/1/2017, 38 pages
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