Presentation Title

Measuring Nitrogen Levels in Stormwater Runoff to Waccamaw River, South Carolina

Presentation Type

Poster

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Monica Gray, Physics and Engineering Science

Major

Engineering Science

Presentation Abstract

This research monitored the density of Nitrates, Nitrites, and Ammonia, and compared the results to the South Carolina DHEC's standards for water quality. The water sampled is a pond on Coastal Carolina University's campus in Conway, South Carolina and is one of the bodies of water that contributes to the Waccamaw River, which is a source of drinking water. Therefore, it is necessary to check the water quality and ensure that it is safe to drink. This research was conducted by the WWA Volunteer Monitoring Program, and 250 samples were taken between October 13th, 2011, and November 16th, 2020. The mean Nitrate concentration and lowest standard was 0.042 mg/L, 0.087 mg/L respectively. The mean Nitrite concentration and standard is 0.001 mg/L and 10mg/L respectively. Mean Ammonia concentration and lowest standard was 0.186 mg/L and 0.5 mg/L respectively.

Location

Poster Session 1

Start Date

21-4-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2021 2:00 PM

Disciplines

Engineering Physics

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Measuring Nitrogen Levels in Stormwater Runoff to Waccamaw River, South Carolina

Poster Session 1

This research monitored the density of Nitrates, Nitrites, and Ammonia, and compared the results to the South Carolina DHEC's standards for water quality. The water sampled is a pond on Coastal Carolina University's campus in Conway, South Carolina and is one of the bodies of water that contributes to the Waccamaw River, which is a source of drinking water. Therefore, it is necessary to check the water quality and ensure that it is safe to drink. This research was conducted by the WWA Volunteer Monitoring Program, and 250 samples were taken between October 13th, 2011, and November 16th, 2020. The mean Nitrate concentration and lowest standard was 0.042 mg/L, 0.087 mg/L respectively. The mean Nitrite concentration and standard is 0.001 mg/L and 10mg/L respectively. Mean Ammonia concentration and lowest standard was 0.186 mg/L and 0.5 mg/L respectively.

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