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Author(s): Imane Kouadri, Bachir Ben Seghir, Hadia Hemmami, Soumeia Zeghoud, Nassiba Allag, Abdelkrim Rebiai, Ilham Ben Amor, Abdelouahad Chala, Hakim Belkhalfa


DOI: 10.52711/0974-4150.2023.00016   

Address: Imane Kouadri1,2, Bachir Ben Seghir2,3,4, Hadia Hemmami3,4, Soumeia Zeghoud3,4,5, Nassiba Allag6,7, Abdelkrim Rebiai4,8, Ilham Ben Amor3,4, Abdelouahad Chala9,10, Hakim Belkhalfa10
1Process Engineering Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Guelma, BP 401, Guelma 24000, Algeria.
2Department of Process Engineering and Petrochemical, Faculty of Technology, University of El Oued, El Oued 39000, Algeria.
3Laboratory of Industrial Analysis and Materials Engineering (LAGIM), University of Guelma, P.O. Box 401, Guelma 24000, Algeria.
4Renewable Energy Development unit in Arid Zones (UDERZA), University of El Oued, El Oued 39000, Algeria.
5Laboratory Valorization and Technology of Saharan Resources (VTRS), University of El-Oued, P.O. Box 789, El-Oued 39000, Algeria.
6Faculty of Technology, University of El Oued, El Oued 39000, Algeria.
7Laboratory of Thin Film Physics and Applications, University of Biskra, BP 145 RP, Biskra 07000, Algeria.
8Chemistry Dep

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2023

Disposal and burning of biomass-derived from relevant agricultural waste indiscriminately pollutes the environment and increases greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers have been exploring the “waste to wealth creation” policy due to the renewable nature and availability of agricultural wastes. In this study, agricultural wastes (groundnut shell (K), walnut shell (G), and wood carpentry waste (N)) were investigated for potential use in silica production. Initially, to obtain the ash, the samples were burned. The chemical method was then used to extract fine powder silica in the nanoscopic range using a simple bottom-up approach. To confirm the results, the samples were examined by XRD, SEM with EDX, and FT-IR, which were used to analyze the extracted silica nanoparticles. The isolated silica nanoparticles have a unit size of 9 – 30 nm, according to microstructural examination. EDX verified the presence of SiO2 in the sample. FT-IR analysis also reveals the presence of siloxane group.

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Imane Kouadri, Bachir Ben Seghir, Hadia Hemmami, Soumeia Zeghoud, Nassiba Allag, Abdelkrim Rebiai, Ilham Ben Amor, Abdelouahad Chala, Hakim Belkhalfa. Extraction of Silica from Different Sources of Agricultural Waste. Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry. 2023; 16(1):Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry. 2023; 16(1):97-1. doi: 10.52711/0974-4150.2023.00016

Imane Kouadri, Bachir Ben Seghir, Hadia Hemmami, Soumeia Zeghoud, Nassiba Allag, Abdelkrim Rebiai, Ilham Ben Amor, Abdelouahad Chala, Hakim Belkhalfa. Extraction of Silica from Different Sources of Agricultural Waste. Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry. 2023; 16(1):Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry. 2023; 16(1):97-1. doi: 10.52711/0974-4150.2023.00016   Available on:

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