Bergendahl, John Andrew
Diazinon, used as a pesticide, poses great threats to ecosystem and human health. This project sought to study the kinetics of the potassium ferrate (VI) oxidation of diazinon and to investigate the effects of pH, time, temperature, and ferrate (VI) dosage on the reaction using gas chromatography (GC). The reaction was found to be second-order with activation energy of 98.7 KJ/mol. The reaction was effective at higher temperature, higher pH, and larger dosage of ferrate (VI) in a basic condition.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
Civil and Environmental Engineering