Abstract by Austin Edwards
Chemistry and Biochemistry
ZnO Nanoparticle for H2S Removal
Hydrogen sulfide is a dangerous and corrosive chemical that can be difficult to separate from other chemicals. My research focus is to produce and then test ZnO nanoparticles’ effectiveness at capturing hydrogen sulfide to produce ZnS and then to affectively replenish the ZnO through calcination. ZnO nanoplates have been one morphology previously studied in our lab. I have varied the nanoplate synthesis to produce small round nanoparticles. These particles have a larger surface area and according to BET analysis they may have more pore space in which gas can be stored. Therefore, these particles might be a better candidate for effective H2S capture.