Presentation Title

Enterococci Lurking in Myrtle Beach

Presentation Type

Poster

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Monica Gray, Physis and Engineering Science

Major

Engineering Science

Second Major

Applied Physics

Presentation Abstract

Salinity is the concentration of salt dissolved in a sample. Conductivity is the ability of an aqueous solution to carry an electrical current. Enterococcus is a group of bacteria that occurs in the intestine of warm-blooded animals. High levels of these parameters indicate fecal and other pollution which can be harmful to human health. The samples were taken between May 2008 - January 2021; 708, 1 and 1013 samples were gathered for salinity, conductivity and enterococcus at WAC-15, Singleton Swash. A Hach CDC401 Conductivity Probe was used to measure salinity and conductivity, an incubator at 35.0 ± 0.5°C, Fisher Isotemp 600 Series Standard Incubator was the tool used to take and store the enterococcus. Salinity was 33.6 psu which is within the parameters, Conductivity was 23,400 µS/cm which is well above the standards and Enterococcus was in the parameters with 20 MPN/100mL.

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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Enterococci Lurking in Myrtle Beach

Poster Session 1

Salinity is the concentration of salt dissolved in a sample. Conductivity is the ability of an aqueous solution to carry an electrical current. Enterococcus is a group of bacteria that occurs in the intestine of warm-blooded animals. High levels of these parameters indicate fecal and other pollution which can be harmful to human health. The samples were taken between May 2008 - January 2021; 708, 1 and 1013 samples were gathered for salinity, conductivity and enterococcus at WAC-15, Singleton Swash. A Hach CDC401 Conductivity Probe was used to measure salinity and conductivity, an incubator at 35.0 ± 0.5°C, Fisher Isotemp 600 Series Standard Incubator was the tool used to take and store the enterococcus. Salinity was 33.6 psu which is within the parameters, Conductivity was 23,400 µS/cm which is well above the standards and Enterococcus was in the parameters with 20 MPN/100mL.

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