Presentation Title

Water Quality Monitoring for PH, Dissolved Oxygen, and Conductivity at 501 West

Presentation Type

Poster

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Monica Gray, Physics and Engineering Science

Major

Engineering Science

Presentation Abstract

Water quality can be assessed by monitoring pH, DO, and conductivity. PH levels lower than 7 are acidic while pH greater than 7 are alkaline. pH levels are crucial when it comes to maintaining a healthy habitat for organisms. Most organisms are comfortable in pH ranging from 6.5-8. Conductivity is the ability of water to pass an electric current. Changes in conductivity can indicate that a water source is polluted. Dissolved Oxygen is the measure of oxygen dissolved in water. Dissolved Oxygen is directly related to temperature of water. For this project, pH and conductivity were measured using a portable Hanna HI 9828 meter with multiparameter; pH/ORP/EC/DO/Temperature probes at the 501 West site on Coastal Carolina University's campus from October 13, 2011 to November 16, 2020. The mean pH, conductivity and DO results were 6.63 recorded (all the means for all the parameter), which is within the SCDHEC accepted range.

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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Water Quality Monitoring for PH, Dissolved Oxygen, and Conductivity at 501 West

Poster Session 2

Water quality can be assessed by monitoring pH, DO, and conductivity. PH levels lower than 7 are acidic while pH greater than 7 are alkaline. pH levels are crucial when it comes to maintaining a healthy habitat for organisms. Most organisms are comfortable in pH ranging from 6.5-8. Conductivity is the ability of water to pass an electric current. Changes in conductivity can indicate that a water source is polluted. Dissolved Oxygen is the measure of oxygen dissolved in water. Dissolved Oxygen is directly related to temperature of water. For this project, pH and conductivity were measured using a portable Hanna HI 9828 meter with multiparameter; pH/ORP/EC/DO/Temperature probes at the 501 West site on Coastal Carolina University's campus from October 13, 2011 to November 16, 2020. The mean pH, conductivity and DO results were 6.63 recorded (all the means for all the parameter), which is within the SCDHEC accepted range.

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