|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Solar Cell Silicon
||Influence of Chemical and Heat Treatment on the Properties of Disi Raw Sandstones in Jordan
||Shadia Jamil Ikhmayies, Abdulkader Abed, Belal Amireh; Shadia Jamil Ikhmayies, Abdulkader Abed, Belal Amireh
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Shadia Jamil Ikhmayies; Shadia Jamil Ikhmayies
This work is a step on the way to characterize raw sandstone in Jordan, and to extract silica and silicon for the use in solar cells and other industries. All samples of raw sandstone were brought from the same region in Disi. The sandstone was grinded and sieved, then devided into four sets. Each set consists of samples with different grain sizes. The first set consists of untreated samples, the second set consists of samples washed with distilled water and dried in air, the third set consists of samples treated with dilute HCl solution, rinsed in distilled water and dried in air, and the fourth set consists of samples treated with dilute HCl solution, rinsed in distilled and heat treated in air. All samples are characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and X-ray fluorescence (XRF).