Faculty Advisor

Kmiotek, Stephen J.

Center

Nancy, France

Abstract

The goal of the project was to identify organic compounds within the agromining solution of non-incinerated Alyssum murale and Leptoplax emarginata biomasses, and assess their affinity to complex with nickel. Through the use of fluorescence spectroscopy, the team identified the presence of the compound indole, which is likely attached to glucosinolate. In addition, the team detected the presence of two other organic compounds but an identification of the organic compounds was not made. The small sample size prevented our team from drawing any correlations between the organic compounds and their ability to complex with nickel. Further testing is needed in order to determine if there are any correlations between the identified compounds and nickel recovery.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Environmental Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Project Center

Nancy, France

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