Presentation Title

Nitrogen in wall pond bridge

Presentation Type

Poster

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Monica Gray, Physics and Engineering Science

Major

Engineering Science

Presentation Abstract

Nitrite, nitrate, and ammonia are all forms of nitrogen. Excessive amounts of ammonia, nitrates, and nitrites can accelerate eutrophication, causing dramatic increases in aquatic plant growth and changes in the types of plants and animals that live in the pond. The level of nitrate should range from 0-50 mg/L, nitrite should range from 0-3.0 mg/L, and ammonia should range from 0-6 ppm. Excess nitrates can cause hypoxia (low levels of dissolved oxygen) and can become toxic to warm-blooded animals at higher concentrations (10 mg/L) or higher) under certain conditions. This research was conducted at the Wall Pond Bridge on Coastal Carolina University's main campus. The measurements were taken using Hach test strips. It was not found that there was too much nitrogen in the pond.

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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Nitrogen in wall pond bridge

Poster Session 2

Nitrite, nitrate, and ammonia are all forms of nitrogen. Excessive amounts of ammonia, nitrates, and nitrites can accelerate eutrophication, causing dramatic increases in aquatic plant growth and changes in the types of plants and animals that live in the pond. The level of nitrate should range from 0-50 mg/L, nitrite should range from 0-3.0 mg/L, and ammonia should range from 0-6 ppm. Excess nitrates can cause hypoxia (low levels of dissolved oxygen) and can become toxic to warm-blooded animals at higher concentrations (10 mg/L) or higher) under certain conditions. This research was conducted at the Wall Pond Bridge on Coastal Carolina University's main campus. The measurements were taken using Hach test strips. It was not found that there was too much nitrogen in the pond.

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