Electrochemical Capacitors

Electrochemical capacitors are most important for the development of future energy storage systems and sustainable power sources. New superior hybrid supercapacitors are based on binary and ternary thin film nanocomposites involving carbon, metal oxides and polymeric materials. The synthesis of materials and fabrication of electrodes for supercapacitor applications is discussed in detail. The book also presents the fundamental theory and a thorough literature review of supercapacitors.

Electrochemical Capacitors
Theory, Materials and Applications
Eds. Inamuddin, Mohammad Faraz Ahmer, Abdullah M. Asiri
Materials Research Foundations Volume 26
Publication Date 2018, 298 pages
Print ISBN 978-1-945291-56-2 (release date February 25th, 2018)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-945291-57-9
DOI: 10.21741/9781945291579

Electrochemical capacitors are most important for the development of future energy storage systems and sustainable power sources. New superior hybrid supercapacitors are based on binary and ternary thin film nanocomposites involving carbon, metal oxides and polymeric materials. The synthesis of materials and fabrication of electrodes for supercapacitor applications is discussed in detail. The book also presents the fundamental theory and a thorough literature review of supercapacitors.

Keywords
Energy Storage, Electrochemical Capacitors, Nanocomposites, Hybrid Supercapacitors, Carbon/Metal Oxide Composites, Metal Oxides/Hydroxides Composites, Polymer Type Capacitors, Nanoscience, Hydrothermal Synthesis, Graphene-based Composites, Ultrasonic Assisted Synthesis

 

About the Editors

Dr. Inamuddin is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is a permanent faculty member (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He obtained Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) University, Meerut, India, in 2002. He received his Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Electrochemistry and, more specifically, Renewable Energy and Environment. He has worked on different research projects as project fellow and senior research fellow funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. He has received Fast Track Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology, India, to work in the area of bending actuators and artificial muscles. He has completed four major research projects sanctioned by University Grant Commission, Department of Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Council of Science and Technology, India. He has published 85 research articles in international journals of repute and seventeen book chapters in knowledge-based book editions published by renowned international publishers. He has published nineteen edited books with Springer, United Kingdom, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. U.S.A., CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Trans Tech Publications Ltd., Switzerland and Materials Science Forum, U.S.A. He is the member of various editorial boards of the journals and also serving as associate editor for a journal Environmental Chemistry Letter, Springer Nature. He has attended as well as chaired sessions in various international and national conferences. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow, leading a research team at the Creative Research Initiative Center for Bio-Artificial Muscle, Hanyang University, South Korea, in the field of renewable energy, especially biofuel cells. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, in the field of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and computational fluid dynamics of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. He is a life member of the Journal of the Indian Chemical Society. His research interest includes ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors and bending actuators.


 

Dr. Mohammad Faraz Ahmer is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Mewat Engineering College, Nuh Haryana, India, since 2012 after working as Guest Faculty in University  Polytechnic, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, India, during 2009-2011. He completed M.Tech. (2009) and Bachelor of Engineering (2007) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in the first division. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in 2016 on his thesis entitled “Studies on Electrochemical Capacitor Electrodes”. He has published six research papers in reputed scientific journals. His scientific interests include electrospun nano-composites and supercapacitors. He has presented his work at several conferences. He is actively engaged in searching of new methodologies involving the development of organic composite materials for energy storage systems.

 

Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri is the Head of the Chemistry Department at King Abdulaziz University since October 2009 and he is the founder and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) since 2010 till date. He is the Professor of Organic Photochemistry. He graduated from King Abdulaziz University (KAU) with B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1990 and a Ph.D. from University of Wales, College of Cardiff, U.K. in 1995. His research interest covers color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel coloring matters and dyeing of textiles, materials chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology, polymers and plastics. Prof. Asiri is the principal supervisors of more than 20 M.Sc. and six Ph.D. theses. He is the main author of ten books of different chemistry disciplines. Prof. Asiri is the Editor-in-Chief of King Abdulaziz University Journal of Science. A major achievement of Prof. Asiri is the discovery of tribochromic compounds, a new class of compounds which change from slightly or colorless to deep colored when subjected to small pressure or when grind. This discovery was introduced to the scientific community as a new terminology published by IUPAC in 2000. This discovery was awarded a patent from European Patent office and from UK patent. Prof. Asiri involved in many committees at the KAU level and on the national level. He took a major role in the advanced materials committee working for KACST to identify the national plan for science and technology in 2007. Prof. Asiri played a major role in advancing the chemistry education and research in KAU. He has been awarded the best researchers from KAU for the past five years. He also awarded the Young Scientist Award from the Saudi Chemical Society in 2009 and also the first prize for the distinction in science from the Saudi Chemical Society in 2012. He also received a recognition certificate from the American Chemical Society (Gulf region Chapter) for the advancement of chemical science in the Kingdome. He received a Scopus certificate for the most publishing scientist in Saudi Arabia in chemistry in 2008. He is also a member of the editorial board of various journals of international repute. He is the Vice- President of Saudi Chemical Society (Western Province Branch). He holds four USA patents, more than one thousand publications in international journals, several book chapters and edited books.

 

Dr. Sadaf Zaidi is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Zakir Hussain College of Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has a rich and varied experience of more than two and a half decades of teaching and guiding students of the B. Tech and M. Tech. (Process Modeling and Simulation) programs in Chemical Engineering at his department. He is an active researcher and is currently supervising five Ph.D. scholars. He has written 32 technical publications including those published in journals of repute like Chemical Engineering Science (Elsevier), Chemical Engineering Research and Design (Elsevier), Waste Management and Research (Sage Publication), Process Safety and Environment Protection Journal (Elsevier Publication) and chapters in knowledge-based editions published by renowned publishers like Springer Verlag and Nova Science Publishers Inc. etc. He has also contributed/presented 39 papers in conferences and attended 47 workshops, conferences, seminars and training courses. His research interests are in the fields of soft computing, boiling heat transfer (thermosiphon reboilers), energy technology, particularly supercapacitors, petroleum processing, nanocomposites and solid waste management. Dr. Zaidi received his B.Sc. Engg., M.Tech. and Ph.D.  degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.  He is a life member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, India.