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LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Composites

2012

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Advanced Ceramics And Composites Based On Rice Hulls, Peigen Zhang Jan 2012

Advanced Ceramics And Composites Based On Rice Hulls, Peigen Zhang

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

As a by-product of the agricultural industry, rice hulls are available at large volume across the world. The disposal of the rice hulls itself is a big problem for the rice millers where the rice paddies are peeled off and rice hulls are produced. There have been many disposal methods developed, but the true value of the rice hulls would be more appreciated when they are employed to produce high value-added advanced ceramics. In this dissertation, advanced ceramics, such as AlN nanowires, SiC whiskers, mullite and SiC/Al2O3 nano-sized composites, were developed and studied based on the rice hulls. The ...