Carbon Nanotubes Synthesized by Green/Eco-friendly Technique Potential for Bioenergy Applications

  • Kelvii Wei Guo
Part of the Clean Energy Production Technologies book series (CEPT)


The multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were synthesized by homemade equipment with the waste alcohol. The synthesized MWCNTs were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and Raman spectroscopy. Moreover, in confirming the synthesized green/eco-friendly technique, MWCNTs were grown on some of the micropunches to show the attractive potential for bioenergy application compellingly and convincingly. Results show that due to the usage of the waste alcohol, not only is this technique definitely green/eco-friendly to the environment, but also MWCNTs as a protective layer on the micropunch can lengthen the service life of the micropunch by up to 35% without directly affecting the size of the punched holes compared with that of without MWCNTs. Moreover, the punched microholes are definitely quite distinct from that of traditional punching. Besides the fracture band is absent, the areas of rollover and burr are also extremely narrow, which implies the attractive punched microhole can be used directly without any posttreatments.


Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) Green/eco-friendly technique Bioenergy Biomass power plant Waste alcohol Nanotechnology Microhole Micropunch Service life 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kelvii Wei Guo
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Biomedical EngineeringCity University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong

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