Abstract

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

Spring 2018

Mentor

Lori J. Wilson

Department/Professional Affiliation

Department of Chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University

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Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Department

Chemistry

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