Preparation of Graphene by Recycling Graphite Rods From Electrical Storage Devices -Microwave Treatment Effect.

M. Makhlouf, B. Benaicha, A. Cherfaoui, S.M. Messabih, O. Bouchher, O. Ould Khaoua, M. Kadari


Abstract: Despite their utilities, batteries can because of the toxicity of certain constituents, represent a real danger for the environment. Due to the use of constituents with non-renewable resources, the manufacture of batteries is threatened for future generations. But today we can limit this by recycling.

In this study, we focused on the large scale preparation of graphene (G) by recycling graphite from electrical storage devices using an affordable and simple electrochemical technique, after which the latter has undergone treatment microwave to re-exfoliate the graphene (GE) sheets and obtain a more pure graphene (GE-MW).

The characterization of our materials was examined using Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, SEM scanning electron microscope and the X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer.

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