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Bacto-agar and commercial agar as binder for porous zinc anode


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S.N.A.M. Zamri and S. Ismail and M.A. Sulaiman and M.N. Masri (2016) Bacto-agar and commercial agar as binder for porous zinc anode. In: International Conference on X-Rays & Related Techniques in Research & Industry 2016 (ICXRI 2016), 17- 18 August 2016, Dorsett Hotel, Putrajaya.

Abstract

The use of synthetic led to environmental issue due to undergo chemical processes in industry manufacturing and even made it expensive material.Therefore, the present study focused on use of natural binder for porous zinc (Zn) anode because its advantages of abundance in raw material, biodegradable, environmental acceptability and cost effectiveness. Bacto-agar and commercial agar powder were selected as natural binder to investigate the characteristics before and after immersed in potassium hydroxide solution with different concentration. The morphology and structural analyses of both agars were examined by scanning electron microscopy techniques. The SEM images shows the difference in morphological structure between porous Zn anode with Bacto-agar binder (Fig.1) and porous Zn anode with commercial agar binder (Fig.2). Bacto-agar binder possess smooth surface compare to commercial agar binder indicated that Zn powder successfully mix with Bacto-agar.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Collection Type: Institution
Uncontrolled Keywords: Porous Zn Anode: Zn-air Battery: Agar: Binder.
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Earth Sciences
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 07:22
Last Modified: 23 May 2022 11:18
URI: http://discol.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/9215
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