Fasil syntheses of CuO nanoparticle/ Pistacia Atlantica biomass nanocomposites and investigation of its electrochemical hydrogen storage
Paper ID : 1617-ICNS
Authors:
Saeed Masoum *, Soodabe Seifi
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran
Abstract:
Environmental pollutions, power generation, and energy crises are becoming serious problems in industrial society. Hydrogen, as an efficient, renewable, versatile, safe and clean fuel, is widely considered as the most hopeful energy reserve to replace fossil fuel. Pistacia Atlantica fruit as biomass was used to provide CuO/AC nanocomposites and the capacity of electrochemical hydrogen storage of those nanocomposites was investigated. The product was characterized via Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Then, the capacity of electrochemical of activated carbon-based on Pistacia Atlantica and the effect of CuO pore sizes on the capacity of electrochemical hydrogen storage were investigated via chronopotentiometry method. The discharge capacities of CuO nanoflower, CuO nanoparticle, AC and CuO/AC nanocomposites were gained from 650 to 2500 mAh/g. The results of this study reveal that produced nanocomposites can be promising to reduce the dependence on fossil sources and to recommend renewable energy sources. This product achieved some target of the Department of Energy (DOE) and needs future researches to be an on-board hydrogen storage system
Keywords:
Nanocomposite, Biomass, Electrochemical hydrogen storage, Pistacia atlantica, Nanoflower
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)