The Production and Characterization of Carbon Composite from Coconut Shell Charcoal

  • Meytij Jeanne Rampe
Keywords: coconut shell carbon, PVA, carbon composite, TG/DTA, SEM/ EDS, FTIR, XRD


Structure and chemical composition of coconut shell carbon with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) as the stimulant through the observation of TG-DTA, SEM-EDS, FTIR and XRD had been studied. The process was carried out by calcining coconut shell charcoal at the temperature of 873 and 1023 K under nitrogen flow, then mixed with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) under composition of 2.5 to 7.5% wt. in water solvent. The development of carbon composite structure was observed by heating the samples in Argon gas of 1673 K, the rate of temperature was 10 K/min in 3 hours. The products were then analyzed by TG-DTA, SEM-EDS, FTIR and XRD. The result showed that the products were in uniform particle size of micrometer dimensions and spherical particles in shape, with average content of C element at 97.44% wt., aromatic character and semi-crystalline structure.

Author Biography

Meytij Jeanne Rampe

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University,   Yogyakarta, Indonesia


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How to Cite
Meytij Jeanne Rampe. (2012). The Production and Characterization of Carbon Composite from Coconut Shell Charcoal. CORD, 28(1), 11.