Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 29–34

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


  • S. K. Singh
    • Regional Research Laboratory
  • K. M. Parida
    • Regional Research Laboratory
  • B. C. Mohanty
    • Regional Research Laboratory
  • S. B. Rao
    • Regional Research Laboratory

DOI: 10.1007/BF02071177

Cite this article as:
Singh, S.K., Parida, K.M., Mohanty, B.C. et al. React Kinet Catal Lett (1995) 54: 29. doi:10.1007/BF02071177


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.

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