Accelerated Degradation of Wax Binder with UV Oven

Posted 1 year ago by John Bridge

School(s) : STEM
Primary PI Name : John Bridge
Email : jwbridge@uw.edu
Phone : 425-352-5132
Research Location : UW Bothell
Project Goals : UV Degradation Oven is used for simulating the natural UV radiation and temperature from the sun to accelerate the degradation process in natural and synthetic polymeric materials. To analyze the degradation results, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) is used to measure the absorbance of samples, which demonstrates the oxidation oven time by creating an absorbance vs wavenumber curve. Goal: To mimic year 1 to year 7 (Graph 2) by exposure wax binder samples into the UV Oven at different time periods.
Student Outcomes : Accelerate UV degradation of a wax binder used in a polymeric granular composite. Recognizing and interpreting trends in exposure times using FTIR testing. Finding comparison between accelerated time and real time exposures. Becoming familiar with materials testing, FTIR testing and lab procedure. The opportunity to coauthor in a journal article given results.
Student Responsibilities : Attend weekly research meeting at UWB and maintain the lab. Perform materials testing with UV oven and FTIR Conduct literature searches/assist with journal articles and technical reports
Additional information : Other Contributors: Cham Hang Yeung, Undergrad, (jackyyeung3405@gmail.com), Brian Farkas, Undergrad, M.E (brian_farkas20@y ahoo.com), and Kaleb Dempsey, Undergrad, M.E (kalebDempsey@aol.com).

  • School(s) : STEM
  • Primary PI Name : John Bridge
  • Interested? Contact Faculty Researcher by Email : jwbridge@uw.edu
  • Phone : 425-352-5132
  • Research Location : UW Bothell
  • Project Goals : UV Degradation Oven is used for simulating the natural UV radiation and temperature from the sun to accelerate the degradation process in natural and synthetic polymeric materials. To analyze the degradation results, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) is used to measure the absorbance of samples, which demonstrates the oxidation oven time by creating an absorbance vs wavenumber curve. Goal: To mimic year 1 to year 7 (Graph 2) by exposure wax binder samples into the UV Oven at different time periods.
  • Student Outcomes : Accelerate UV degradation of a wax binder used in a polymeric granular composite. Recognizing and interpreting trends in exposure times using FTIR testing. Finding comparison between accelerated time and real time exposures. Becoming familiar with materials testing, FTIR testing and lab procedure. The opportunity to coauthor in a journal article given results.
  • Student Responsibilities : Attend weekly research meeting at UWB and maintain the lab. Perform materials testing with UV oven and FTIR Conduct literature searches/assist with journal articles and technical reports
  • Number of Student Positions Available : 2
  • Additional information : Other Contributors: Cham Hang Yeung, Undergrad, (jackyyeung3405@gmail.com), Brian Farkas, Undergrad, M.E (brian_farkas20@y ahoo.com), and Kaleb Dempsey, Undergrad, M.E (kalebDempsey@aol.com).