Title

Identification of Phosphorus Species in the Mill Creek Watershed via Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Presenter Information

Sierra Herndon

Department

Biological Sciences

Major

Biological Sciences

Research Advisor

Niyogi, Dev
Woelk, Klaus

Advisor's Department

Biological Sciences

Second Advisor's Department

Chemistry

Funding Source

Missouri S&T’s Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE)

Abstract

The Mill Creek area near Newburg, MO offers a complex hydrology due to several springs feeding into it, and as a result, is expected to provide information on the effects of land use on water quality. The presence of phosphorus in streams is important because it plays a significant role in the eutrophication of a water source. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) will be used in an attempt to identify several organic and inorganic phosphorus species in the stream. Water and sediment samples from Mill Creek will be collected and analyzed. Stormflow samples, collected after rainstorms, will provide crucial information about the source of phosphorus in the watershed, as well as how it travels to streams.

Biography

Sierra Herndon is a Freshman in Biological Sciences, with minors in Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering. She has been with the NMR group for two years. She enjoys martial arts and writing.

Research Category

Research Proposals

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

11 Apr 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Identification of Phosphorus Species in the Mill Creek Watershed via Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Upper Atrium/Hallway

The Mill Creek area near Newburg, MO offers a complex hydrology due to several springs feeding into it, and as a result, is expected to provide information on the effects of land use on water quality. The presence of phosphorus in streams is important because it plays a significant role in the eutrophication of a water source. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) will be used in an attempt to identify several organic and inorganic phosphorus species in the stream. Water and sediment samples from Mill Creek will be collected and analyzed. Stormflow samples, collected after rainstorms, will provide crucial information about the source of phosphorus in the watershed, as well as how it travels to streams.