Faculty Advisor

MacDonald, John C.

Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.

Abstract

Our project recognized the inefficiencies of current industry standards and investigated new, more effective ways to remove the organic backbone from Fe-ZSM-5 near room temperature. One step towards the inclusion of Fe-ZSM-5 in industrial processes is mass production. Large corporations are concerned about energy consumption taxing their process monetarily, and currently, the conventional method is to burn off the template at 600°C. Oxidation techniques were proposed to remove the template from within the zeolite, specifically ultra-violet radiation in the presence of peroxide and ozone treatment. The experiments illustrated that neither of these techniques, at the prescribed conditions, were adequate to remove the template from the Fe-ZSM-5 framework.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2013

Major

Interdisciplinary

Major

Chemistry

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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