Title

Creating Earth Stratospheric Conditions in a Vacuum Chamber

Presenter Information

Ryan Wohldmann

Department

Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science

Major

Nuclear Engineering

Research Advisor

Castano, Carlos H.

Advisor's Department

Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science

Funding Source

Missouri S&T Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE) Program

Abstract

My project was the creation of a vacuum chamber which would replicate the conditions found in the earth’s stratosphere. The earth’s stratosphere is mostly ozone. This was done by creating a vacuum chamber that was ozone safe using Teflon. Semi-pure oxygen was then injected into the chamber. Then, a UV lamp was used to change the oxygen to ozone. Finally, an RGA(residual gas analyzer) was used to measure the amount of oxygen and ozone present. This project was the base step for a larger project involving the affects of hydrogen on the earth’s atmosphere.

Biography

Ryan Wohldmann is a sophomore at Missouri S&T in the Nuclear Engineering Department. He was been working with vacuum technologies for four semesters.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

07 Apr 2010, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Creating Earth Stratospheric Conditions in a Vacuum Chamber

Upper Atrium/Hallway

My project was the creation of a vacuum chamber which would replicate the conditions found in the earth’s stratosphere. The earth’s stratosphere is mostly ozone. This was done by creating a vacuum chamber that was ozone safe using Teflon. Semi-pure oxygen was then injected into the chamber. Then, a UV lamp was used to change the oxygen to ozone. Finally, an RGA(residual gas analyzer) was used to measure the amount of oxygen and ozone present. This project was the base step for a larger project involving the affects of hydrogen on the earth’s atmosphere.