Kalpana, D. and Cho, S.H. and Lee, S.B. and Lee, Y.S. and Misra, R. and Renganathan, N.G. (2009) Recycled waste paper—A new source of raw material for electric double-layer capacitors. Journal of Power Sources, 190 (2). pp. 587-591.

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For the first time, a new carbon–carbon composite electrode material for supercapacitors is prepared by simple KOH activation ofwaste newspaper. The amorphous nature and surface morphology of the carbon composite are investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption/desorption and scanning electron microscopy. The surface area and pore diameter are 416m2 g−1 and 5.9 nm, respectively. Electrochemical characteristics are evaluated by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and charge–discharge tests in 6.0M KOH at a 1mAcm−2 current density. The CV results reveal amaximumspecific capacitance of 180 F g−1 at a 2mVs−1 scan rate and the data explore a development of new use for waste paper into a valuable energy storage material.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activated carbon; Newspaper; Supercapacitor; Potassium hydroxide activation; Surface area
Subjects: Electrochemical Power Sources
Depositing User: TTBD CECRI
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2012 12:02
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2012 12:02
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/560

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