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Title: Sulphur-doped banana peel-derived activated carbon as electrode materials for supercapacitors

Authors: Hui Chen; Zhuangzhi Zhao; Peirong Qi; Gang Wang; Lei Shi; Feng Yu

Addresses: Key Laboratory for Green Processing of Chemical Engineering of Xinjiang Bingtuan, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832003, China ' Key Laboratory for Green Processing of Chemical Engineering of Xinjiang Bingtuan, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832003, China ' Key Laboratory for Green Processing of Chemical Engineering of Xinjiang Bingtuan, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832003, China ' Key Laboratory for Green Processing of Chemical Engineering of Xinjiang Bingtuan, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832003, China; Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Shihezi 832003, China; Key Laboratory of Xinjiang Phytomedicine Resources of Ministry of Education, School of Pharmacy, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832002, China ' Key Laboratory for Green Processing of Chemical Engineering of Xinjiang Bingtuan, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832003, China ' Key Laboratory for Green Processing of Chemical Engineering of Xinjiang Bingtuan, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832003, China; Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Shihezi 832003, China; Key Laboratory of Xinjiang Phytomedicine Resources of Ministry of Education, School of Pharmacy, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832002, China

Abstract: Agricultural waste banana peel (BP) as a sustainable biomass resource is used to produce porous carbon (PC) and activated carbon (AC) materials. Sulphur-doped banana peel-derived AC (S-BP-AC) was successfully prepared for supercapacitors. The results show that the S-BP-AC presents a high Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area of 2,224.9 m2/g, a large pore volume of 0.77 cm3/g, and a suitable pore-size distribution of approximately 0.8 nm. It is easy to bring S-BP-AC into contact with an electrolyte. The S-BP-AC electrode had great specific capacitance of 162.5 F/g at a current density of 0.5 A/g in a 6 M KOH aqueous electrolyte. The results indicate that the S-BP-AC can be applied to use in high performance supercapacitors.

Keywords: activated carbon; sulphur-doping; agricultural waste; banana peel; supercapacitors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2019.097253

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 2019 Vol.15 No.1/2, pp.181 - 195

Available online: 02 Jan 2019 *

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