Faculty Advisor

Deskins, N Aaron

Project Center

Shanghai, China


With collaboration from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a study of the formation and testing of a Fenton nanocatalsyt utilizing SBA-15 mesoporous material was conducted. The main goals of this study were to find if different sources of iron and aluminum had an effect on the catalyst and to characterize the catalysts formed. Through the characterization it was found that the synthesized catalysts were not in the correct crystal formation and the main goal was therefore altered to find a procedure that formed the correct mesoporous structure with ferrous iron. Through testing and characterization it was found that increasing the period the catalysts were heated within the muffle furnace, was the best procedure for the formation of this mesoporous material with ferrous iron.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013


Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering