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Eggshell as a renewable and sustainable resource for energy storage in supercapacitors

Higley, Stephen (2019) Eggshell as a renewable and sustainable resource for energy storage in supercapacitors. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

It is thought that eggshell biowaste from the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry could be used as a precursor for energy storage as a suitable waste management plan and increase the sustainability of said industry rather than ending up in landfill. When comparing the morphology of synthetic calcium carbonate with eggshell it can be theorised that eggshell or one or more of the calcium carbonate polymorphs namely calcite, aragonite and vaterite could be used as an electrode for supercapacitors. By applying the morphological knowledge obtained through the literature survey and by physically and electrochemically characterising eggshell in three distinctive crystalline states of the calcite, will allow this thesis to confirm eggshell as a sustainable and renewable resource for electrode material for energy storage in supercapacitors.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation: Engineering and Energy
United Nations SDGs: Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Supervisor(s): Minakshi, Manickam and Parsons, Drew
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/44798
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