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Produce Silica From Rice Husk Ash

The high silica content of rice husk ash has sparked curiosity about potential commercial applications. Despite the fact that silica is a natural substance found in cells and cell walls, India alone produces 12 million tons of rice husks annually. 80 million tons of husks are thought to be produced annually globally. The waste product of the rice milling process, rice husk is frequently burned in the open or left to decay in the field. In several developing nations, rice husk has been used to some extent as fuel for parboiling and cooking paddy rice. It is present in almost every aerial portion of the rice plant, but is most prevalent in the husk. One of the useful inorganic chemical substances is silica. It can occur in amorphous, crystalline, and gel forms. It makes up the majority of the crust of the earth. The main component of rice husk ash is silica. Because there is so much ash and silica in the ash, it is cost-effective to extract silica from the ash, which has a big market and also takes care of ash disposal. Uses and Application As a filler for paper and rubber, as a diluent and carrier for agricultural chemicals, as an anti-caking agent, to control viscosity and thickness, and as a cleaning agent in toothpaste and cosmetics, silica is also employed in a variety of other applications. Small-scale producers have a significant edge when they decide to enter this market due to the readily available innovative materials, low capital investment, and high rates of return. 1. Adhesive: Silica is helpful as a reinforcing and thickening agent to increase bond strength. When a liquid adhesive comes into touch with a solid surface, the silica particles that are distributed inside it quickly solidify. In adhesives based on rubber, both natural and synthetic. Silica acts as an extender, thixotropic, reinforcing, and promoter of adhesion; as a result, it improves quality while lowering cost. Silica stops colors and bulk fillers from settling and resin from separating. It stops too much adhesive from penetrating porous adherents. It enhances the application's flow management and hot melts' heat resistance. Acts as a free-flowing agent for resins that have been sprayed. 2. PVC Sheets: Silica is used to enhance pigment dispersion, as a separating agent, as an absorbent to enhance flow, and to give the compound a dry feel. •Boosts tearing resistance. •Offers better tensile strength and serves as a reinforcing agent. •Offers greater durability and life. •Silica is a material that is utilized in rubber and rice rollers for the following reasons: •Increases rigidity and abrasion resistance. •Boosts tearing resistance. •Works as a strengthening agent •Offers increased tensile strength. •Offers durability and longer life Indian Market In 2019–20, the size of the silica market in India was estimated at USD 46.8 million. It is anticipated to record a CAGR of 6.5% in the upcoming time frame. Due to its anti-caking and super absorption qualities, the product has experienced strong product demand in the food industry over the past few years, which has contributed to the market's growth. The market is expected to grow as a result of the rubber industry's expanding usage of silica in the creation of micro sheets, rice rollers, thermoplastic rubber, PVC sheets, and shoe soles. Over the course of the forecast period, the product is expected to be increasingly used in transmission and conveyor belts, primarily to boost elastomer compound reinforcement and improve tear strength. Silica is frequently used in agrochemicals as a wetting, grinding, and dispersing aid to enhance liquid suspension behavior. Due to the product's exceptional qualities, such as its improved compatibility with toxicants and higher absorption of toxicants, it is also utilized as a diluent and carrier, which is expected to positively impact the market's growth. Global Market The market for silica is expanding as a result of the material's expanding use in paints and coatings. It is mostly used in this business to regulate rheological properties and help prevent rust and corrosion. Additionally, it is utilized in the industry as a thixotroping and anti-settling agent. An expanding paints and coatings sector in Asia's rising markets. The market for silica is expanding as a result of the material's expanding use in paints and coatings. It is mostly used in this business to regulate rheological properties and help prevent rust and corrosion. Additionally, it is utilized in the industry as a thixotroping and anti-settling agent. Over the course of the projection period, it is anticipated that a booming paints and coatings industry in the Asia Pacific emerging markets, led by the automotive and construction sectors, will increase product demand. Industry Major Market Players: 1. Usher Agro Ltd 2. KRBL Ltd. 3. Guru Metachem Pvt. Ltd. 4. JASORIYA RICE MILL 5. The Agrilectric Companies 6. Viet Delta Co., Ltd. 7. J.M. Biotech 8. Kothari Petrochemicals 9. Gia Gia Nguyen Co., Ltd. 10. A.Duraisamy Modern Rice Mill
Plant capacity: Silica:1,740 MT Per Annum Activated Carbon (by product):192 MT Per Annum Sodium Carbonate(by product):288 MT Per AnnumPlant & machinery: 745 Lakhs
Working capital: -T.C.I: Cost of Project:1288 Lakhs
Return: 23.00%Break even: 45.00%
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