High surface area silicon carbide from rice husk: A support material for catalysts

@article{Singh1995HighSA,
  title={High surface area silicon carbide from rice husk: A support material for catalysts},
  author={S. Singh and K. Parida and B. C. Mohanty and S. B. Rao},
  journal={Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters},
  year={1995},
  volume={54},
  pages={29-34}
}
Ultrafine β-SiC with high surface area (150 m2 g−1) has been synthesized by inflight processing of charred rice husk in a r.f. plasma reactor operating at atmospheric pressure. The plasma-synthesized particles were doped with platinum (1%) and tested as a catalytic support material. The catalyst (1% Pt doped β-SiC) showed 100% conversion of CO to CO2 at a temperature as low as 175°C. 
Synthesis of SiC from rice husk in a plasma reactor
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