(318c) Greener Processing for the Conversion of Waste Plastics into Energy Storing Carbons
- Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
- Year: 2017
- Proceeding: 2017 Annual Meeting
- Group: Topical Conference: Innovations of Green Process Engineering for Sustainable Energy and Environment
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 8:50am-9:15am
Rechargeable Li-ion batteries are the most promising energy storing sources in current generation of portable electronics, medical devices and electric vehicles.Developed upcycled sustainable carbon spheres and sheets are promising anode electrode materials for Li- and Na-ion batteries. This 2015 R and D 100 award winning technology produced hard carbon spheres comprised of disordered graphitic planes, that yields equivalent electrochemical capacity at higher potentials (vs. metallic lithium) thereby offering enhanced safety.