MORE | Spring 2023

Dual-Component Structure for Selective Pollutant Decomposition via Photocatalysis

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As the population increases, there will inevitably be a greater generation of waste, which necessitates the long-term need for waste treatment. A consequence of waste treatment facilities is the production of highly toxic gases. The purpose of this research is to develop a dual-component structure that will decompose select pollutants into value-added products while minimizing the production of less useful byproducts. Investigation of the decomposition of such compounds is beneficial as we seek to move toward a green economy, as some products of the decomposition reaction may be used as environmentally friendly sources of energy.

Student researcher

Mikiye Lamansky

Mikiye Lamansky

Chemical engineering

Hometown: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Graduation date: Spring 2021