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Synthesis of Carbon Nanospheres Through Carbonization of Areca nut

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We demonstrate a bio-inspired one-pot synthesis of carbon nanospheres with micro-porosity achieved from a promising carbon-rich source (Areca nut) using direct pyrolysis in nitrogen atmosphere at 550 °C in a tube-furnace without adding any catalysts. The resultant carbon spheres are highly monodispersed, uniformly shaped and possess good absorption behaviour (10.5 mg · g−1) for methylene blue (MB).
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Keywords: Adsorption; Areca nut; Carbon Nanospheres; Methylene Blue; Water Treatment

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: BMS R&D Centre, BMS College of Engineering, Bull Temple Road, Bangalore 560019, India 2: Faculty of Industrial Sciences and Technology (FIST), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Kuantan, 26300, Malaysia 3: School of Natural Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia 4: Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM), University of Wollongong, Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW 2500, Australia 5: International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan

Publication date: April 1, 2017

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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