Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John Andrew

Faculty Advisor

Deskins, N Aaron

Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Center

Shanghai, China

Abstract

Nano-materials found ways into the aquatic environment, causing concern regarding its potential toxicity to humans. Stable colloidal nano-C60 (nC60) aggregates and its influence on hydroxyl radicals (·OH) under variable conditions was the main component for this study. Analysis showed differences in nC60's properties and the outside media having an effect on the production of OH. Ultraviolet-A irradiation or constant stirring for a longer reaction time eventually led to ·OH production; dependent on their exact composition. Studies support that nC60 aggregates physiochemical properties and surrounding environment and its condition are dependent in determining toxicity.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Project Center

Shanghai, China

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