Utilizing rice husk for ceramic and glass foams as matrix and foaming agent

Chiaki Matsuoka, Takasi Teranisi, Hidetaka Hayashi, Akira Kishimoto

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Rice husk was converted to SiC or SiO2 and used for making porous ceramics or foamed glass. The rice husk derived SiC was aggregated, but by adding a peptizer it was possible to disperse to the same extent as commercially available SiC. Such dispersed SiC derived from rice husk was able to be used as a foaming agent to fabricate ceramic foams. We also succeeded in making foamed glass using rice husk derived SiC as a foaming agent and in fabricating foamed glass using rice husk derived silica matrix added with glass modifiers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-480
Number of pages6
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018



  • Ceramic foam
  • Glass foam
  • Rice husk
  • Silicon carbide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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