Barbara Lewis

BIO 117

October 1, 2009

Water Quality Parameter Results
GROUP # Members & location pH Temperature DO BOD Nitrates Phosphates Turbidity Fecal Coliforms

Control, Lab

Miss Lewis

8

23 degrees 8 PPM 4 PPM 0 PPM Celsius 17 degrees 8 PPM 4 PPM 1 PPM Celsius

0 PPM

0 JTU

Negative

Group 1, Cheat Brent, Lake, Anthony WV Group 2, Mingo Creek, PA Julie, Tiffany

8

0 PPM

10 JTU

Positive

8

18 degrees 8 PPM 4 PPM 0 PPM Celsius

2 PPM

25 JTU

Positive

CONTROL: TAP WATER

CHEAT LAKE, WV

MINGO CREEK, PA

CONCLUSION: The pH, dissolved oxygen, and BOD were similar, but the temperature, amount of phosphates, amount of nitrates, turbidity, and presence of fecal contamination varied slightly for the three different types of water.

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