Biowaste Sago Bark Based Catalyst Free Carbon Nanospheres: Waste to Wealth Approach

Gurumurthy, Hegde and Shoriya Aruni, Abdul Manaf and Anuj, Kumar and Gomaa, A M Ali and Kwok Feng, Chong and Zainab, Ngaini and K V, Sharma (2015) Biowaste Sago Bark Based Catalyst Free Carbon Nanospheres: Waste to Wealth Approach. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 3 (9). pp. 2247-2253.

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Abstract

Catalyst free carbon nanospheres were synthesized using simple one step pyrolysis techniques where biowaste sago bark is used as a carbon precursor. Obtained carbon nanospheres showed porous nature and revealed that more than 95% carbon is present in the synthesized carbon nanospheres with particle size ranging from 40-70 nm. Electrochemical study showed specific capacitance value of 180 Fg-1 at 2 mVs-1 and the cycling stability up to 1700 cycles. Obtained carbon nanospheres are useful in super capacitor applications. Presented study revealed waste to wealth approach thereby reducing waste in the environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sago bark, nanoporous carbon,pyrolysis, supercapacitors, waste to wealth, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2016 03:58
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 01:26
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10323

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