A study on the reuse of ash from sugarcane bagasse





waste recovery; soil stabilization; portland cement replacement; adsorber; red pottery.


The generation of large amounts of ash from sugarcane bagasse by its producing countries is becoming a worldwide-problem. Its irregular application, such as in fertilizers, contaminates soil and water, causing a great environmental problem. Studies show it is possible to apply ash in some specific areas, such as replacement of portland cement, replacement of clay, as an adsorbent, in the treatment and stabilization of soils, in the pavement of road asphalt, among others. The objective of the present article is to evaluate which are the most promising areas for the use of sugarcane bagasse ash. The work was developed with a bibliographic search, using the bibliometrics technique. The results obtained show that it is possible to use ash in several different areas. However, having a detailed study of the characteristics of the ash obtained is important, because they are directly related to the regions and climates where sugarcane is cultivated, besides its granulometry, collection time the ashes in the boilers, pHs, curing time, etc. In conclusion, results can be very different for the same application area, depending on the properties of the ash obtained.


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How to Cite

Hobold, M. C., Matos, A. H., Silva, K. A. da, & Duarte, G. W. (2021). A study on the reuse of ash from sugarcane bagasse. Revista Brasileira De Ciências Ambientais (RBCIAMB), 56(1), 41–48. https://doi.org/10.5327/Z2176-947820200635