Characteristics of aluminosilicates prepared from rice husk silica and aluminum metal
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This study investigated use of the electrochemical method to prepare aluminosilicates from rice husk silica and aluminum metal. The aluminosilicate precursors were characterized using Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDX), Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, and X-ray Diffraction spectroscopy (XRD). The precursors were subsequently sintered at 700–1400 °C and their microstructures and phase compositions were characterized. Results showed that the proposed method could be used to prepare aluminosilicates with high uniformity in terms of surface morphology and the particle size with mullite and quartz as the major phases formed.
NOTICE: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Ceramics International. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Ceramics International, Volume 39, Issue 8, December 2013, Pages 9369-9375. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2013.04.112
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