Biomass-based sustainable electrode materials for electrochemical capacitors


Biomass-based sustainable electrode materials for electrochemical capacitors

Mohd. Khalid, Ana M.B. Honorato, Rajib Paul

Sustainable and clean energies are the most important current issues, renewable energy sources like solar and wind will not have impact unless an efficient technology is developed to store the energy that the renewable energy systems produce. Electrochemical capacitors also called as supercapacitors offer clean energy mitigation effects when combined with renewable energy systems. Carbon is the most versatile material used in both energy conversion and storage applications. However, there is indeed a need to develop more sustainable variants of classical carbon materials. In this regard, the biomass derived materials could be a good alternate to explore new carbon based materials for sustainable energy conversion and energy storage systems. In this chapter, we present the preparation process of biomass derived activated carbons and their use in supercapacitor applications.

Biomass, Activated Carbon, Activation, Surface Area, Supercapacitor

Published online 1/15/2018, 18 pages


Part of Nanocomposites for Electrochemical Capacitors

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