Presentation Title

Monitoring Nitrogen Levels at 11th Ave. N Surfside Beach, SC

Presentation Type

Poster

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Monica Gray, Physics and Engineering Science

Major

Engineering Science

Presentation Abstract

This research was done to monitor Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate which are measured to assess if they were within safe levels according to the Environmental Protection Association(EPA). Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate are important indicators to the amount of each that could end up in a public water supply. To much Nitrate can cause excess algae growth in lakes and is unhealthy in large amounts for humans, mainly children. Samples were tested using Ammonia test strips and Nitrite and Nitrate test strips. 242 samples were collected between May 27th, 2010 and January 26th, 2021 at 11th Ave. N Surfside Beach. The mean levels of Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate were 0.042 mg N/L, 0.02 mg N/L, and 0.036 mg N/L respectively. The only compound with an EPA water quality standard is Nitrate and there were only three outliers above the EPA water quality standard of fair (0.1-0.5 mg N/L).

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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Monitoring Nitrogen Levels at 11th Ave. N Surfside Beach, SC

Poster Session 2

This research was done to monitor Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate which are measured to assess if they were within safe levels according to the Environmental Protection Association(EPA). Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate are important indicators to the amount of each that could end up in a public water supply. To much Nitrate can cause excess algae growth in lakes and is unhealthy in large amounts for humans, mainly children. Samples were tested using Ammonia test strips and Nitrite and Nitrate test strips. 242 samples were collected between May 27th, 2010 and January 26th, 2021 at 11th Ave. N Surfside Beach. The mean levels of Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate were 0.042 mg N/L, 0.02 mg N/L, and 0.036 mg N/L respectively. The only compound with an EPA water quality standard is Nitrate and there were only three outliers above the EPA water quality standard of fair (0.1-0.5 mg N/L).

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