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IIT-BHU graduates develop tech for safer, faster tyres

Three chemical engineering graduates of the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) have come up with a new eco-friendly innovation of extracting green silica from rice husk ash. With this, the carbon used in tyres can be replaced with silica which helps in reducing the rolling resistance and improve fuel economy, according to an article in The Times of India.

Elaborating about their innovation Nikhar Jain said, "The rice husk ash contains heavy amount of silica which can be used for various purpose. To ensure effective rice husk utilization through efficient silica extraction, we developed a process to extract advance grade of green silica." According to Jain, millions of tons of rice were harvested in India and disposal of rice husk ash was an environmental challenge. "If the rice husk wastes are used for landfills as well as in silica extraction, then waste disposal issues will be solved," he said.

Read the entire article, from 12 February, on The Times of India’s website

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