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Erratum to: Sand Dune Characterization For Preparing Metallurgical Grade Silicon

  • S. Anas Boussaa , A. Kheloufi and N. Boutarek Zaourar
From the journal Open Chemistry

Erratum to: Boussaa, S., Kheloufi, A. & Zaourar, N. (2018). Sand Dune Characterization for Preparing Metallurgical Grade Silicon. Open Chemistry, 16(1), pp. 1227-1232. Retrieved 20 Jun. 2019, from doi:10.1515/chem-2018-0128

Concerning the article titled ‘Sand Dune Characterization for Preparing Metallurgical Grade Silicon’, Open Chemistry, 2018, 16(1), 1227–1232 - with the permission of ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, authors state that Figure 3 used in their article in Open Chemistry had been also previously used in the paper titled ‘Valorization of Algerian Sand for Photovoltaic Application’ by S. Anas Boussaa, A. Kheloufi, N. Boutarek Zaourar, F. Kerkar, published in journal ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A (DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.130.133) as a part of the Special Issue of the 2nd International Conference on Computational and Experimental Science and Engineering (ICCESEN-2015). Therefore authors would like to add the missing reference:

Figure 3 Micrograph of Biskra Dune Sand [23].
Figure 3

Micrograph of Biskra Dune Sand [23].

Boussaa S., Kheloufi A., Boutarek Zaourar N., F. Kerkar F., Valorization of Algerian Sand for Photovoltaic Application, Acta Physica Polonica A, 2016, 130(1), 133, DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.130.133

The correct Figure 3 and References are as follow:

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Published Online: 2019-07-01

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