Project Title

Room temperature oxidation, abrasion and pH effect on glitter

Academic department under which the project should be listed

CSM - Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Sponsor Name

Dr. Marina Koether

Additional Faculty

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

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Gold hexagon shaped glitter was stirred for two months in persulfate and water solutions of different pH’s, and water. The vessels used were square jars to increase abrasion and beakers, to limit abrasion due to the container. Visible results via a microscope describe the effect of not only pH but also the particle-to-particle abrasion. These preliminary results describe how microplastics are formed during tumbling in the aquatic environment.

Disciplines

Environmental Chemistry | Environmental Engineering

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, in person

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Room temperature oxidation, abrasion and pH effect on glitter

Gold hexagon shaped glitter was stirred for two months in persulfate and water solutions of different pH’s, and water. The vessels used were square jars to increase abrasion and beakers, to limit abrasion due to the container. Visible results via a microscope describe the effect of not only pH but also the particle-to-particle abrasion. These preliminary results describe how microplastics are formed during tumbling in the aquatic environment.

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