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Public Lab Research note


Testing water for pollution

by greenbeans | February 19, 2021 17:11 19 Feb 17:11 | #25739 | #25739

How does location/ use of different bodies of water affect how polluted the water is?

Supplies needed:

Samples of water from different locations and bodies of water.

Tests:

Coliform bacteria test

Phosphate test

Potassium test

pH test

Dissolved oxygen test

Nitrate test

Locations:

River

Bayou

Canal

Creak

Pond

Lake

Procedure:

1.) Collect water samples from 6 different locations/ bodies of water.

2.) Test water samples for coliform bacteria, fluoride, sulfate, pH, dissolved oxygen, and nitrate.

3.) Analyze and record data.

4.) Compare test results with the location/use of each water sample.

5.) Create graphs to illustrate results and comparisons.


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@greenbeans thanks for sharing your process! Where are you collecting your water samples? How often do you plan to go out and collect samples? If you'd like you can also create a project page here: https://publiclab.org/wiki/projects

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@greenbeans What were your results of the experiment?

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