Preparation and diagnosis of carbon nanotubes from industrial cotton residues by using green chemistry technology

Authors

  • Amani Ayad Husain Department of Chemistry, College of Education, University of Samarra
  • Liqaa Husain Alwan Department of Chemistry, College of Education, University of Samarra
  • Ahmed A. Ahmed Polymer research unit, Mustansiriyah University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54153/sjpas.2021.v3i3.286

Keywords:

Green chemistry, carbon nanotubes, activated carbon, cotton residues

Abstract

Carbon nanotubes were prepared using cotton fiber residues (obtained from the General Cotton Industries Company) using NaOH, the material prepared was diagnosed in several ways : X-ray spectrum (XRD), atomic force microscope(AFM)  and scanner electronic microscope (SEM), the results show that granular size of the nanomaterial is low than 50 nm, and the mean of diameters of these particles is (77.16) nm and the highest height of nanoparticles in the sample under examination is (30.42) nm and the size of these is distributed from 1-5 nanometres, and the material prepared is  of wormlike threads form with cavities on the surface which indicates that the fibers have a large surface area and a wide pore mean.                                                                       

Published

2021-09-29