Presentation Title

Are the Salinity and Enterococci actives Within Safe Levels in North Myrtle Beach's Waters?

Presentation Type

Poster

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Monica Gray, Physics and Engineering Science

Major

Engineering Science

Presentation Abstract

The water quality in North Myrtle Beach can be seen through salinity and enteroccoi. Salinity is the measure of how much salt there is per liter of water and Enterococci is an indicator bacteria found in fecal matter that determines how clean the water is. The recommended levels for the two respectively are within 33-37 grams per liter and below 104cfu/100ml. Salinity is tested and found through dilution, which is boiling out the water until only salt particles are left and enteroccoi is found through filtration and Colilert and Enterolert testing sticks. Based off the data found at all nine testing sites in North Myrtle Beach from 1997 till now, the salinity has been tested to be at an average of 34.1 grams per liter. Enteroccoi has been at an average mean of 9.5MPN/100ml with a few outliers that have been found to have been tested during or after storms.

Location

Poster Session 2

Start Date

22-4-2021 4:30 PM

End Date

22-4-2021 6:30 PM

Disciplines

Engineering Physics

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Are the Salinity and Enterococci actives Within Safe Levels in North Myrtle Beach's Waters?

Poster Session 2

The water quality in North Myrtle Beach can be seen through salinity and enteroccoi. Salinity is the measure of how much salt there is per liter of water and Enterococci is an indicator bacteria found in fecal matter that determines how clean the water is. The recommended levels for the two respectively are within 33-37 grams per liter and below 104cfu/100ml. Salinity is tested and found through dilution, which is boiling out the water until only salt particles are left and enteroccoi is found through filtration and Colilert and Enterolert testing sticks. Based off the data found at all nine testing sites in North Myrtle Beach from 1997 till now, the salinity has been tested to be at an average of 34.1 grams per liter. Enteroccoi has been at an average mean of 9.5MPN/100ml with a few outliers that have been found to have been tested during or after storms.

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