Date of Defense


First Advisor

Dr. Andrew Kline

Second Advisor

Albert Dumois


The focus of this report is the improvement of a methylated resin-polishing filter booth to reduce or eliminate operator exposure to formaldehyde-containing fumes when not wearing respirators. Many ways to reduce the formaldehyde exposure were explored, including: 1. Reducing and/or eliminating the source of the formaldehyde fumes, 2. Removing the fumes after their evolution, and 3. Suggesting ergonomic enhancements to simplify the filter changing process for the operator, and thereby reduce time spent in the booth.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only