Burdette, Shawn C
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Chemistry and Biochemistry