• Norha Abdul Hadi UiTM Perlis
  • Mawar Hasyikin Abu Seman UiTM Perlis
  • Madhiyah Yahaya Bermakai UiTM Perlis


Derivation of activated carbon from biomass wastes for energy storage applications such as fuel cells and supercapacitors are attracting wide attractions. In this review, an outline of recent trends towards biomass-derived specifically from fruit-based biomass wastes is explained in holistic manner. Thanks to their high carbon content, high specific surface area and developed porous structure, biomass-derived chars can be treated and converted into activated carbon. The performance of activated carbon in terms of Brunett Emmet Teller (BET) surface area, micropore volume, total pore volume and specific capacitance have been reported to be very close to commercial activated carbon that makes them as good candidates for fabrication of electrodes in supercapacitor applications. This study was focus on providing a detailed comparison of published studies that utilized different physical and chemical routes and their effect of modification such as various activation temperatures and ratio of activating agents towards the performance of the activated carbon under different parameters. Implementing chemical routes with ideal 600°C – 850°C and inclusion ratio might be effective to produce high performance activated carbon.


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How to Cite
HADI, Norha Abdul; ABU SEMAN, Mawar Hasyikin; BERMAKAI, Madhiyah Yahaya. REVIEW ON ACTIVATED CARBON FROM FRUIT-BASED BIOMASS FOR SUPERCAPACITOR. Journal of Academia, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 117-126, apr. 2021. ISSN 2289-6368. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 may 2024.

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