Potential Utilization of Solid Waste (Bagasse Ash)


Utilization of industrial and agricultural waste products in the industry has been the focus of research for economical, environmental, and technical reasons. Sugar-cane bagasse is a fibrous waste-product of the sugar refining industry, along with ethanol vapor. This waste-product is already causing serious environmental pollution which calls for urgent ways of handling the waste. In this paper, Bagasse ash has been chemically and physically characterized, in order to evaluate the possibility of their use in the industry. X-ray diffractometry determination of composition and presence of crystalline material, scanning electron microscopy/EDAX examination of morphology of particles, as well as physical properties and refractoriness of bagasse ash has been studied.

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V. Aigbodion, S. Hassan, T. Ause and G. Nyior, "Potential Utilization of Solid Waste (Bagasse Ash)," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 9 No. 1, 2010, pp. 67-77. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2010.91006.

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