Biobased Kapok Fiber Nano-Structure for Energy and Environment Application: A Critical Review

Abdelmoumin Yahia Zerga, Muhammad Tahir

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Abstract

The increasing degradation of fossil fuels has motivated the globe to turn to green energy solutions such as biofuel in order to minimize the entire reliance on fossil fuels. Green renewable resources have grown in popularity in recent years as a result of the advancement of environmental technology solutions. Kapok fiber is a sort of cellulosic fiber derived from kapok tree seeds (Ceiba pentandra). Kapok Fiber, as a bio-template, offers the best alternatives to provide clean and renewable energy sources. The unique structure, good conductivity, and excellent physical properties exhibited by kapok fiber nominate it as a highly favored cocatalyst for deriving solar energy processes. This review will explore the role and recent developments of KF in energy production, including hydrogen and CO2 reduction. Moreover, this work summarized the potential of kapok fiber in environmental applications, including adsorption and degradation. The future contribution and concerns are highlighted in order to provide perspective on the future advancement of kapok fiber.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8107
JournalMolecules
Volume27
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022

Keywords

  • adsorption
  • biochar
  • Ceiba pentandra
  • CO reduction
  • degradation
  • hollow structure
  • hydrogen production
  • kapok fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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