David M. Good — Honors in Chemistry
An Electromodulated Dioxygen Extraction System
This project focused on the construction and optimization of a molecular oxygen extraction system. A functional extraction system was constructed and then certain parameters of this system were optimized. This molecular oxygen extractor is a device that pulls dissolved molecular oxygen out of water or other fluids and delivers it as a gas to another physical place. The main parameters optimized were: the molecular oxygen carrier, flow rate of carrier through the apparatus, flow rate of fluid (air in this case) past membrane, and the design of the anode and cathode contact areas. Both fractional factorial and simplex experimental procedures were used to optimize the parameters tested.