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Zemnukhova, L. A., Panasenko, A. E., Artem'yanov, A. P., and Tsoy, E. A. (2015). "Dependence of porosity of amorphous silicon dioxide prepared from rice straw on plant variety," BioRes. 10(2), 3713-3723.


Contents of silica and extractive substances in rice straw depending on rice varieties were investigated. The samples of amorphous silica were prepared, their microelement composition and morphology were investigated, and the values of true and bulk density were estimated. The porous structure of the samples was studied by the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) method and by water vapour sorption; the specific surface values, as well as the pore diameter and volume, were also determined. Sorption properties of the SiO2 surface were analyzed on a sample of Mn2+-ions and the organic dyes brilliant green and methylene blue.
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