Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 29–34 | Cite as

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

  • S. K. Singh
  • K. M. Parida
  • B. C. Mohanty
  • S. B. Rao
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Abstract

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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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Singh
    • 1
  • K. M. Parida
    • 1
  • B. C. Mohanty
    • 1
  • S. B. Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Research LaboratoryOrissaIndia

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