With vehicle emission standards becoming more stringent, a method to abate them is needed. Palladium loaded zeolites have been found to be one of such methods. Ruth is currently aiding with the synthesis of Na-SSZ-13 zeolites. The zeolites are synthesized with different Silica to Alumina molar ratios and under various conditions so as to achieve an optimal structure. The goal is to lower the temperature needed for methane oxidation in the exhaust of natural gas vehicles.
Ruth is a Junior pursuing a B.S in Chemical Engineering along with a Minor in Mathematics. She is a member of the UB American Institute of Chemical Engineers, UB Daniel Ackers Scholars Program and also the E-board Secretary of UB Women’s club soccer. After she graduates, she intends to pursue a graduate degree in Chemical Engineering.