Presentation Title

Turbidity Monitoring at Coastal Carolina University

Presentation Type

Poster

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Monica Gray, Physis and Engineering Science

Major

Engineering Science

Presentation Abstract

Turbidity is a measurement that monitors how clear, cloudy, or opaque the water is in relation to micro and macro suspended matter that can sometimes be harmful to humans. These materials can range from dirt, animal and sea life decay, and even fecal matter. If turbidity were not monitored and treated regularly, then our daily water use would be contaminated, making us vulnerable to illness. The storm water quality monitoring program on Coastal Carolina University's campus collected 717 samples from the Wall Pond sight and tested for turbidity biweekly between Oct 13, 2011 and Nov 16, 2020. The average results were 4.5 NTU which were and are above the standard, which is 4.0 NTU for the EPA, but were in compliance with the SC DHEC standard of 50 NTU.

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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Turbidity Monitoring at Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

Turbidity is a measurement that monitors how clear, cloudy, or opaque the water is in relation to micro and macro suspended matter that can sometimes be harmful to humans. These materials can range from dirt, animal and sea life decay, and even fecal matter. If turbidity were not monitored and treated regularly, then our daily water use would be contaminated, making us vulnerable to illness. The storm water quality monitoring program on Coastal Carolina University's campus collected 717 samples from the Wall Pond sight and tested for turbidity biweekly between Oct 13, 2011 and Nov 16, 2020. The average results were 4.5 NTU which were and are above the standard, which is 4.0 NTU for the EPA, but were in compliance with the SC DHEC standard of 50 NTU.

https://digitalcommons.coastal.edu/ugrc/test1/test1track/98