Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John Andrew

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Environmental Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

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Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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