G11 : Optimizing the Depolymerization of PET Fleece Microplastics through Microwave Irradiation

Students Rya Adronov
School HWDSB - Westdale Secondary School - Hamilton
Level Intermediate 9/10 - Grade 9
Group Group 7 - Physical and Mathematical
Abstract The purpose of the project is to apply and optimize methods of chemically recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) previously used for water bottles to depolymerize fleece microplastics, in order to combat PET microplastic pollution generated by the laundering of fleece garments.
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