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Functionalization of petroleum coke-based mesoporous carbon for synergistically enhanced capacitive performance

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 February 2017

Jufeng Huang
Affiliation:
School of Science, State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, People’s Republic of China
Wei Xing
Affiliation:
School of Science, State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, People’s Republic of China
Fazle Subhan
Affiliation:
Department of Chemistry, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Mardan 23200, Pakistan
Xiuli Gao
Affiliation:
School of Chemical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, People’s Republic of China
Peng Bai
Affiliation:
School of Chemical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, People’s Republic of China
Zhen Liu
Affiliation:
School of Chemical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, People’s Republic of China
Youhe Wang
Affiliation:
School of Science, State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, People’s Republic of China
Qingzhong Xue
Affiliation:
School of Science, State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, People’s Republic of China
Zifeng Yan
Affiliation:
School of Chemical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, People’s Republic of China
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Abstract

With increasing output of petroleum coke, the value-added exploitation of petroleum coke has become a tough problem. Preparing porous carbons is a traditional way to the value-added exploitation of petroleum coke. Here, we used a facile and efficient hard-templating strategy to synthesize mesoporous carbon with high surface area from petroleum coke. N2 adsorption analyses show that the BET specific area and pore volume of the carbons can reach up to 864 m2/g and 1.37 cm3/g, respectively. To utilize the abundant mesopores of the carbons, anthraquinone-modified mesoporous carbon was tested as an electrode material for supercapacitor applications. Electrochemical measurements demonstrated that the specific capacitance reached up to 366 F/g at the current density of 1 A/g, indicating a promising prospect of using this carbon in electrochemical energy-storage field. More importantly, the strategy used in this work can be easily modified to prepare other nano-carbon materials from petroleum coke.

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Contributing Editor: Mauricio Terrones

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