Synthesis of Copper Silicate (CuSiO3.H2O) using Copper Oxide, Quartz and Microbes
M. Jagannadha Rao1, B. Gopal Krishna2

1M. Jagannadha Rao, Department of Geology, Andhra University, Waltair Junction, CBM Compound, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India.
2B. Gopal Krishna, HLDEPP Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astrophysics, Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh), India.

Manuscript received on 15 October 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 October 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 October 2015 | PP: 41-44 | Volume-5 Issue-1, October 2015 | Retrieval Number: A4275105115/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: Microbes like bacteria, algae, fungi and virus play an important role to catalyst chemical reactions. In Nature, ores or minerals of different compounds are formed due to microbial environment and other factors like weathering. Microbial environment is also instrumental in forming copper containing silicate minerals. Chemical reactions occur under microbial environment because microbes have the ability to control or modify different factors like pH, chemical potential and temperature during reactions. In this paper, synthesis of copper silicate (CuSiO3.H2O) using copper oxide (CuO) and quartz (SiO2) under microbial environment in the laboratory is being adopted to produce the material. XRD technique is used to confirm the formation of CuSiO3.H2O.
Keywords: Copper Oxide, Quartz, Cusio3, Microbes, XRD.

Scope of the Article: Machine Learning