Presentation Title

Measuring Biochemical Oxygen Demand in Crabtree Swamp in Conway SC

Presentation Type

Poster

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Monica Gray, Physics and Engineering Science

Major

Engineering Science

Presentation Abstract

Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) is extremely important to measuring whether or not an ecosystem is working well. BOD is the measurement of dissolved oxygen (DO) in water that is required for organisms to decompose organic matter. The body of water that was examined was the Crabtree Swamp located in Conway South Carolina. 345 samples were collected between January 31, 2008 to December 17, 2020. The results range from 0.77 mg DO/L to 14.92 mg DO/L with an average of 2.10 mg DO/L. The range has figures that are over the range of moderately polluted water system. Per Science Direct, the level for a moderately polluted water system ranges between 2 mg DO/L and 8 mg DO/L.

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 Biochemical Oxygen Demand in Crabtree Swamp in Conway SC

Poster Session 1

Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) is extremely important to measuring whether or not an ecosystem is working well. BOD is the measurement of dissolved oxygen (DO) in water that is required for organisms to decompose organic matter. The body of water that was examined was the Crabtree Swamp located in Conway South Carolina. 345 samples were collected between January 31, 2008 to December 17, 2020. The results range from 0.77 mg DO/L to 14.92 mg DO/L with an average of 2.10 mg DO/L. The range has figures that are over the range of moderately polluted water system. Per Science Direct, the level for a moderately polluted water system ranges between 2 mg DO/L and 8 mg DO/L.

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