Faculty Advisor

Burdette, Shawn C

Faculty Advisor

Wang, Yan

Abstract

This project tested the synthesis of mixed metal oxides and the reduction of those oxides to metal alloy powders via Low Temperature Electrolysis (LTE). Starting with the synthesis of a mixed metal oxide via Evaporative Decomposition of Solutions (EDS), a number of solutions were tested for use as the electrolyte in the electrolytic cell. Multiple trials demonstrated that the use of a 50-60 wt% sodium hydroxide solution for the electrolyte was an integral factor in the successful reduction of an oxide.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Chemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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