Bamboo leaves as an alternative source for silica in ceramics using Box Benhken design

Olawale, O. (2020) Bamboo leaves as an alternative source for silica in ceramics using Box Benhken design. Scientific African, 8. e00418. ISSN 24682276

[img] Text
Jr 6 silica from Bamboo.pdf - Published Version

Download (1MB)
Official URL:


This study investigated the optimization of bamboo leaves as a source of silica for use in ceramics. Box Benhken design was used to study the interactions of three (3) variables namely: Temperature 400-700°C, Time: 2-7 h and Amount of bamboo leaves (BL) :2-6g. Optimal process level obtained was validated by confirmatory experiment. The silica obtained was characterized using X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The result of the Box Benhken design generated 17 experimental runs. The optimal level observed were: Temperature: 600°C, Time: 4.50h; and BL: 5g. The result via the lowest Loss of Ignition and silica from the validated experiment were analysed using XRD and SEM. The result of the XRD showed a highly reactive amorphous nano silica was observed from the optimal process levels with high Specific surface area (915.33 m2/g BET). Furthermore, result gotten from SEM showed agglomerated colloidal spheres of nano silica. It was observed that optimizing bamboo leaves is a viable process for converting a waste into a highly reactive silica for manufacture of ceramics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2021 13:11
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2021 13:11

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item