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Carbon derived from coconut husks

1st July, 2024 Environment

Carbon derived from coconut husks

Source: The Hindu

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  • Researchers in Thiruvananthapuram have devised a method to produce activated carbon from coconut husks for supercapacitors, enhancing sustainable energy storage capabilities.


Key Points

  • Innovative method for producing activated carbon from coconut husks.
  • Utilization of microwave-assisted technology for quick and efficient production.
  • High efficiency and energy storage capability of the resulting supercapacitors.
  • Significant contribution to sustainable energy solutions.

About Supercapacitor:

  • Definition:
    • Supercapacitors are energy storage devices with significantly higher capacitance and energy storage capacity than conventional capacitors.
  • Applications:
    • They are used in applications requiring rapid charge and discharge cycles, such as in electric vehicles, renewable energy systems, and consumer electronics.
  • Advancements:
    • The development of activated carbon from coconut husks for supercapacitors presents a sustainable and cost-effective solution, contributing to advancements in energy storage technologies.


The Hindu


Q. Consider the following statements:

1.Activated carbon can be derived from agricultural waste like coconut husks.

2.Activated carbon derived from coconut husks is suitable for fabricating supercapacitors.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None

Answer: c)