Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Willie F. Harper, Jr., PhD
Bisphenol A is a compound widely used in industry that is detrimental to human health and ecological systems. Ultraviolet light emitting diodes and hydrogen peroxide can be combined t produces hydroxyl radicals. These highly reactive radicals have the potential to degrade contaminants in water. This research utilized 50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000:1 H2O2:BPA molar ratios for analysis. These results illustrated that the reactions at the 50, 100, and 250:1 ratios were hydrogenperoxide limited. The 1000:1 results exhibited evidence of radical scavenging that limited the degradation of BPA.
DTIC Accession Number
Shade, Megan C., "The Effect of Molar Peroxide Ratio on the Oxidation of Bisphenol A in an Ultraviolet Light Emitting Diode/Hydrogen Peroxide Advanced Oxidation Process" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 4963.