Dec 20, 2021

Waste Tire Derived Carbon as Potential Anode for Lithium-ion Batteries


  • Carbon was prepared from pretreated tire powder via calcination in N2/CO2 atmosphere.
  • Structural characterization reveals the turbostratic nature of the waste tire carbon.
  • Surface area measurements reveal the formation of micro-mesoporous structured carbon.
  • Surface energy values indicate the presence of broken crystal edges in the carbon.
  • Waste tire carbon anode displayed discharge capacity of 350 mAhg-1 after 500 cycles.


… The prepared turbostratic carbon, when used as lithium anode, renders excellent electrochemical performances with reversible specific capacity of 350 mAhg−1 (at 300 mAg−1) with 81% capacity retention after 500 cycles. The present research provides new roadmap in recycling the waste tires for energy storage applications.

Source: ScienceDirect / Chemosphere, Feb. 2022

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