Abstract: This study lies within the scope of a physico-chimic characterization of the taken sand of the Western Erg of Algeria, in order to determine the rates and the nature of its various components and to discover a layer rich in silica containing of the sufficient reserves to feed nutriment from the manufacturing units of pure silicon starting from silica and of the current and future economic importance of the silicon applied in the field of solar energy (photovoltaic cells). This material can be used in several fields as the civil engineering, engineering mechanical, electronic, renewable energy and to thereafter develop it in the development of a material with ultra high performance.
Ahmed Tafraoui , Soltane Lebaili and Abdelkader Slimani , 2006. Study Physico-Chemical of the Sand of the Western Erg of the Area of Saoura (Western South Algeria). Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 1: 1-6.