INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYTOREMEDIATION, vol.25, no.1, pp.74-81, 2023 (SCI-Expanded)
The efficient adsorption application and electric double-layer capacitor material with low-cost biomass-based activated carbon materials have been quite common recently. In this study, chestnut shell-based activated carbons were produced by chemical activation. ZnCl2, H3PO4, and KOH agents were used for chemical activation. The obtained activated carbon, iodine adsorption from aqueous solutions, and its use as an electro capacitor were investigated. The scanning electron microscope, nitrogen adsorption/desorption, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy were used for characterization. The values of surface area and iodine adsorption capacity of the chestnut shell-based activated carbon are 1544 m(2) g(-1) and 1525 mg g(-1). As a result, a specific capacitance of 97 Fg(-1) with chestnut shell-based activated carbon was obtained in a 1 M KCl electrolyte for the electrochemical double-layer capacitor. This study shows that activated carbon based on the chestnut shell can be used both as an electrochemical energy storage material and as an adsorbent in iodine adsorption.