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dc.contributor.authorThines, K.
dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, E.
dc.contributor.authorMujawar, Mubarak
dc.contributor.authorRuthiraan, M.
dc.identifier.citationThines, K. and Abdullah, E. and Mujawar, M. and Ruthiraan, M. 2017. In-situ polymerization of magnetic biochar – polypyrrole composite: A novel application in supercapacitor. Biomass and Bioenergy. 98: pp. 95-111.

© 2017 Elsevier LtdThis paper focuses on the production of magnetic biochar through a novel vacuum condition in an electrical muffle furnace by employing durian rind as the raw material in the presence of three different metallic salts. A high BET surface area value of 835 m2 g-1 was attained at the pyrolysis temperature and time of 800 °C and 25 min. This magnetic biochar was embedded with polypyrrole (PPY) through an in-situ polymerization process which improved specific capacitance of the polymer composite compared to the pure PPY and magnetic biochar. The MBCP composite exhibited the highest specific capacitance of 572 F g-1 and energy density of 71.50 Wh kg-1 compared to other existing PPY coated carbon composite. This MBCP composite exhibits a good potential for future low-cost supercapacitor applications with an impressive specific capacitance and energy density value.

dc.titleIn-situ polymerization of magnetic biochar – polypyrrole composite: A novel application in supercapacitor
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleBiomass and Bioenergy
curtin.departmentCurtin Sarawak
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