This study outlines the synthesis of low-cost mesoporous silica nanomaterials (MSN) from stone sludge (SS) and silicon carbide grinding sludge (SiCGS). We also discuss the influence of grafting surface grafted amine functional groups onto mesoporous silica nanomaterials (AFGMSN) under reflux conditions. The texture and composition of the materials were characterized using X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption–desorption isotherms, and field emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM). AFMSN was also analyzed using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and solid-state 29Si nuclear magnetic resonance (29Si MAS NMR). We also examined the dehumidification performance of AFGMSN in high-humidity environments. The proposed synthesis method resulted in an ordered two-dimensional hexagonal MCM-41 carrier with water vapor adsorption capacity of 45.75 g/m2. This research provides an economical approach to the recovery and recycling of mixed industrial silicon carbide grinding sludge and stone sludge, rich in silicon and aluminum.
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This work was supported by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, for supporting this research financially (Contract No. MOST-107-2221-E-197-002-MY3).
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Lin, YW., Lee, WH., Lin, KL. et al. Utilization of waste from the silicon carbide grinding sludge and stone sludge as source of silicon aluminum for the synthesis of the amine functional mesoporous humidity control material. J Mater Cycles Waste Manag 24, 1009–1019 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10163-022-01376-y