1st Edition

Porous Carbon Materials for Clean Energy

Edited By Jing Huang Copyright 2025
    320 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Porous carbons are widely used as electrode materials for supercapacitors owing to their high specific surface areas, abundant surface functionalities, well-controlled pore systems, and excellent conductivity and stability. New carbon materials with well-defined nanostructures and functionalization patterns have been developed to meet challenges of a growing global demand for energy-saving materials and sustainable materials to reduce negative environmental consequences. This book describes progress towards the conversion and efficient utilization of porous carbon and its derived precursor as electrode materials for clean energy.

    • Explores the chemical structure, composition, properties, classification, and application of various porous carbon nanoparticles and nanostructured materials for clean energy uses.

    • Proposes strategies for porous carbon production through featured examples.

    • Covers a variety of materials, including those derived from biomass, graphene, aerogels, and carbon nanofibers.

    • Discusses applications including electrocatalysts, batteries, hydrogen production, supercapacitors, and energy storage.

    • Examines challenges and future opportunities.

    This book will be of interest to materials and chemical engineers, scientists, researchers, and others active in advancing development of renewable and clean energy technologies.

    1. Biomass-Derived Porous Carbon in Electrocatalyst Applications. 2 Application of Biomass-Derived Carbon in Secondary Batteries. 3. Biomass-Derived Materials Toward Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production. 4. Biomass-Derived Carbon Materials for Microbial Fuel Cells. 5. Biomass-Derived Graphene-like Materials for Supercapacitor Applications. 6. Biomass-Derived Porous Carbon Materials for Supercapacitors. 7. Carbon-Based Fibers for Supercapacitors. 8. Graphene Materials for Supercapacitors. 9. Porous Carbon Aerogel for High-Performance Supercapacitors. 10. Porous Carbon for Solid-State Supercapacitors. 11. Porous Carbon from Biomass for Supercapacitor. 12. Porous Carbonaceous Materials for Supercapacitor. 13. Porous Carbon-Based Materials for Supercapacitors. 14. Preparation, Structure Control and Electrochemical Performance of Electrospun Carbon Nanofiber (CNF). 15. Supercapacitors for Energy Storage: Fundamental, Materials and Application. 16. The Porous CNTs Electrode for Flexible Energy Storage and Conversion


    Jing Huang received his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Organic Chemistry in 2009 and 2012 from Southwest University China, and served as a postdoctoral research fellow under the supervision of Prof. Chang Ming Li. He teaches in the College of Sericulture, Textile and Biomass Sciences, Southwest University, China and his research interests focus on nanomaterials derived from biomass for electrochemical applications, such as electrocatalysis, energy storage and conversion.