Event Title

Monitoring Surface Water of Lake Sinclair in Georgia

Major

Chemistry

Faculty Mentor

Catrena H. Lisse

Abstract

John Olmstead and Catrena H. Lisse, Ph.D. Pollution through sewage water contamination, industrial fertilizer, and coal burning power plants canlead to degradation of water quality. Eutrophication, the ecosystem response as a result of the additionof excess nutrients, will further degrade water quality by depleting the oxygen in water. Nutrient levelsare measured using HACH surface water kits and YSI probes to access eutrophic conditions. Purge-n-Trap coupled with GC/MS is used to test for potential gasoline additives and byproducts found in thesurface water around well-populated, high traffic areas of Lake Sinclair. This presentation highlights theEPA protocol for water quality in recreational areas, method development and experimental design forthe analysis, as well as the results of the project.Livingston, Robert J.Eutrophication Processes In Coastal Systems. New York: CRC, 2001. Print.1

Session Name:

Poster Presentation Session #1 - Poster #55

Start Date

10-4-2015 11:30 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 12:15 PM

Location

HSB 3rd Floor Student Commons

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Monitoring Surface Water of Lake Sinclair in Georgia

HSB 3rd Floor Student Commons

John Olmstead and Catrena H. Lisse, Ph.D. Pollution through sewage water contamination, industrial fertilizer, and coal burning power plants canlead to degradation of water quality. Eutrophication, the ecosystem response as a result of the additionof excess nutrients, will further degrade water quality by depleting the oxygen in water. Nutrient levelsare measured using HACH surface water kits and YSI probes to access eutrophic conditions. Purge-n-Trap coupled with GC/MS is used to test for potential gasoline additives and byproducts found in thesurface water around well-populated, high traffic areas of Lake Sinclair. This presentation highlights theEPA protocol for water quality in recreational areas, method development and experimental design forthe analysis, as well as the results of the project.Livingston, Robert J.Eutrophication Processes In Coastal Systems. New York: CRC, 2001. Print.1