RIS ID

129736

Publication Details

Khan, J., Marpaung, F., Young, C., Lin, J., Islam, M., Alshehri, S. M., Ahamad, T., Alhokbany, N., Ariga, K., Shrestha, L. Kumar., Yamauchi, Y., Wu, K. C.-W., Hossain, M. A. & Kim, J. (2019). Jute-derived microporous/mesoporous carbon with ultra-high surface area using a chemical activation process. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 274 251-256.

Abstract

Here, we report the synthesis of nanoporous carbons (NCs) derived from a low-cost and renewable biomass, jute, by a chemical activation process using KOH. Jute is one of the least expensive and most abundant crops, with a staggering 2.8 million metric tons of jute produced each year. In this study, we synthesize NCs from three different parts of jute fibers through a chemical activation technique using KOH. The NCs prepared from the bottom portion of the fiber show a high surface area (2682 m2g−1) with the presence of both micropores and mesopores. The ultra-high surface area of jute makes it an economically viable, environmentally friendly precursor for NCs, with a wide variety of applications from energy storage to environmental and biomedical applications.

Grant Number

ARC/FT150100479

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