ABSTRACT 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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