Location

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Student Center Theatre and Twilight Ballroom

Start Date

16-4-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2019 7:30 PM

Description

A longitudinal study was done to collect data on the various conditions of LananaCreek in Nacogdoches, Texas over a seven week span from September 14 to November 2, 2018. The part of the creek studies is a 3.5 mile stretch from East Austin Street to Hoya Soccer Complex, mostly located on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. There were 6 different testing sites selected along this expanse. Collection of samples was performed by the General Chemistry I Honors class as part of the laboratory experience. Once collected, the samples were transported back to the lab for testing. The tests performed on the samples included determination of the pH, total solids, total dissolved solids, water hardness, anion concentration, and alkalinity. Each of these tests analyzes for a different parameter that is essential in evaluating the health of the ecosystem as a whole and gives a good reflection of the overall health of the creek’s surrounding environment. The results were compared to EPA standards. During the testing period, there were significant rain events generating variable results after each sampling, but the overall study shows that LananaCreek is healthy.

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(Best Freshman Paper)

Faculty Sponsor: Alyx S. Frantzen (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)


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Apr 16th, 4:00 PM Apr 16th, 7:30 PM

Longitudinal Study of Lanana Creek

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Student Center Theatre and Twilight Ballroom

A longitudinal study was done to collect data on the various conditions of LananaCreek in Nacogdoches, Texas over a seven week span from September 14 to November 2, 2018. The part of the creek studies is a 3.5 mile stretch from East Austin Street to Hoya Soccer Complex, mostly located on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. There were 6 different testing sites selected along this expanse. Collection of samples was performed by the General Chemistry I Honors class as part of the laboratory experience. Once collected, the samples were transported back to the lab for testing. The tests performed on the samples included determination of the pH, total solids, total dissolved solids, water hardness, anion concentration, and alkalinity. Each of these tests analyzes for a different parameter that is essential in evaluating the health of the ecosystem as a whole and gives a good reflection of the overall health of the creek’s surrounding environment. The results were compared to EPA standards. During the testing period, there were significant rain events generating variable results after each sampling, but the overall study shows that LananaCreek is healthy.