Title

Batch Scale-Up Synthesis Of Pvp Coated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles For Oil Remediation

Author(s)

Nicole Johnson

School Name

Governor's School for Science and Math

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Mentored

Mentor

Mentor: Dr. Lead; Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of South Carolina

Abstract

Oil spills have disastrous effects on the environment, and traditional oil spill cleanup is expensive and inefficient. Magnetic polymer coated iron oxide nanoparticles have been developed to adsorb this oil and be collected easily with the use of magnets. However, these nanoparticles have only been used on the lab scale and are in the process of being scaled up for commercial production and use. This study focuses on the batch scale up of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) coated iron oxide nanoparticles while maintaining the efficiency of the nanoparticles in oil remediation. In this study the PVP coated iron oxide nanoparticles were synthesized with increased volumes and concentrations of the precursor materials which resulted in larger quantities of nanoparticles produced. These PVP coated nanoparticles were then tested, and it was found that although the efficiency of these nanoparticles were still high, they were not as efficient as the original batch.

Location

Owens 208

Start Date

4-16-2016 9:00 AM

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Apr 16th, 9:00 AM

Batch Scale-Up Synthesis Of Pvp Coated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles For Oil Remediation

Owens 208

Oil spills have disastrous effects on the environment, and traditional oil spill cleanup is expensive and inefficient. Magnetic polymer coated iron oxide nanoparticles have been developed to adsorb this oil and be collected easily with the use of magnets. However, these nanoparticles have only been used on the lab scale and are in the process of being scaled up for commercial production and use. This study focuses on the batch scale up of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) coated iron oxide nanoparticles while maintaining the efficiency of the nanoparticles in oil remediation. In this study the PVP coated iron oxide nanoparticles were synthesized with increased volumes and concentrations of the precursor materials which resulted in larger quantities of nanoparticles produced. These PVP coated nanoparticles were then tested, and it was found that although the efficiency of these nanoparticles were still high, they were not as efficient as the original batch.