Project Title

Persulfate degradation study with and without the presence of different concentrations of microplastics at different temperatures

Academic department under which the project should be listed

CSM - Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Sponsor Name

Dr. Marina Koether

Additional Faculty

Dr. Amy Gruss, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, agruss@kennesaw.edu

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Potassium persulfate is used to oxidize microplastics. However, potassium persulfate also degrades at high temperatures where it is most effective as an oxidant. This study shows graphically that the persulfate degradation is affected by the presence of different concentrations of microplastics and different temperatures. This indicates that the oxidation process speeds up the degradation of the potassium persulfate.

Disciplines

Environmental Chemistry | Environmental Engineering

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, in person

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Persulfate degradation study with and without the presence of different concentrations of microplastics at different temperatures

Potassium persulfate is used to oxidize microplastics. However, potassium persulfate also degrades at high temperatures where it is most effective as an oxidant. This study shows graphically that the persulfate degradation is affected by the presence of different concentrations of microplastics and different temperatures. This indicates that the oxidation process speeds up the degradation of the potassium persulfate.

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