Faculty Advisor

Emmert, Marion H

Faculty Advisor

Gericke, Arne

Abstract

This project aimed to optimize the intercalation process for non-charged UV-filters in Zeolite L as well as characterize the intercalated products using different analytical technologies. UV-Visible, Fluorescence, Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy have all been tested to characterize the intercalated products. Of these, UV-Visible Spectroscopy of the washing solution provided the best indirect characterization for intercalated products. To optimize the intercalation process, loading rates were improved by varying the experimental conditions: dispersion time, size, temperature, heating time, and humidity. This project will contribute to the future work of the Meso Sun sunscreen project.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2016

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

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