College

College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-07 11:31:13

Major

Chemical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Honors Course

4200 494-001

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020

Abstract

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) appears in daily life in many forms, the most common being disposable soft drink bottling. To deal with the ever-growing quantitity of disposed PET (both in landfills and environment), a waste plan revolving around depolymerization should be implemented. Specifically, the potential of PET depolymerization through aminolysis into useful, low molecular weight monomers will be explored with the end goal of producing a 3D printing filament and analyzing economic feasibility.

Research Sponsor

Dr. James Eagan

First Reader

Dr. Kevin Cavicchi

Second Reader

Dr. Sadhan C. Jana

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Michael Cheung

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