Presentation Title

Alkalinity on the Waccamaw River at Murrells Landing

Presentation Type

Presentation

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Monica Gray, Physics and Engineering Science

Major

Engineering Science

Presentation Abstract

Alkalinity measures water's ability to neutralize acids to stay at a stable pH level. The alkalinity is changed based on the number of carbonates in the water, and these carbonates come from runoff over rocks. The fish, plants and even the ecosystems that feed from the water all rely on alkalinity to keep them safe. A pH higher than 8.0 will begin to cause the most common aquatic organism to die. Between June 06, 2006 to Feb 24, 2021. 2579 samples were collected from the Waccamaw River at Murrells Landing in Conway, SC. Alkalinity was measured using the Method 4500-H+ B of standard methods. Alkalinity averaged at 7.72mg CaCO3/L which is well below the high point of 20mg CaCO3/L, and pH remained within the standard at an average of 6.

Location

Room 1

Start Date

22-4-2021 12:20 PM

End Date

22-4-2021 12:40 PM

Disciplines

Engineering Physics

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Alkalinity on the Waccamaw River at Murrells Landing

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Alkalinity measures water's ability to neutralize acids to stay at a stable pH level. The alkalinity is changed based on the number of carbonates in the water, and these carbonates come from runoff over rocks. The fish, plants and even the ecosystems that feed from the water all rely on alkalinity to keep them safe. A pH higher than 8.0 will begin to cause the most common aquatic organism to die. Between June 06, 2006 to Feb 24, 2021. 2579 samples were collected from the Waccamaw River at Murrells Landing in Conway, SC. Alkalinity was measured using the Method 4500-H+ B of standard methods. Alkalinity averaged at 7.72mg CaCO3/L which is well below the high point of 20mg CaCO3/L, and pH remained within the standard at an average of 6.

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