Animal manure and fertilizer release phosphorus (P)-containing compounds to natural waters, which degrade water quality and foster eutrophication. Eastern Kentucky University's Meadowbrook Farm actively raises both crop and livestock; these sources contribute phosphorus to the Muddy Creek watershed. The focus of this project was: 1) to develop and refine a lab procedure to efficiently and actively measure total phosphorus; 2) to measure the amount of total phosphorus in water samples taken from farm waters and Muddy Creek watershed.
Semester/Year of Award
Lori J. Wilson
Department of Chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University
Restricted Access Thesis
Echevarria, Caridad, "Monitoring and Analysis of Total Phosphorus Nutrient Pollution at EKU’s Meadowbrook Farm, Madison County, KY" (2018). Honors Theses. 502.