Bamboo Derived Materials for Energy Storage


Bamboo Derived Materials for Energy Storage

Sivagaami Sundari Gunasekaran, Thileep Kumar Kumaresan, Shanmugaraj Andikaddu Masilamanai, Kalaivani Raman, Raghu Subash Chandra Bose

Natural bamboo is an eco-friendly, widely distributed and multifunctional plant which has fast growth rate, short maturation cycle and high production yield. Recycling the bamboo wastes can make the process cost-effective and environment friendly. Added, the bamboo waste can be carbonized yielding low-cost carbon material which can be employed as electrode materials for energy storage devices like supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells. Bamboo-based materials have been chosen for the electrode fabrication by virtue of its unique fibrous structure and due to the larger inner surface area provided by its tubular architecture. Compared to reported activated carbon, carbons derived from bamboo wastes have shown great promises for energy related applications. In this chapter, the physico-chemical characteristics of activated carbons derived from bamboo wastes for the supercapacitor application is discussed.

Activated Carbon, Bamboo Stick, Supercapacitor, Specific Capacitance, Electrode

Published online 6/20/2020, 13 pages

Citation: Sivagaami Sundari Gunasekaran, Thileep Kumar Kumaresan, Shanmugaraj Andikaddu Masilamanai, Kalaivani Raman, Raghu Subash Chandra Bose, Bamboo Derived Materials for Energy Storage, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 78, pp 111-123, 2020


Part of the book on Biomass Based Energy Storage Materials

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