Project Title

Detection of Atrazine in Water Samples

Presenter Information

Cassie M. RobertsFollow

Presenter Hometown

Winchester

Major

Chemistry

Department

Chemistry

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Dongqui Quan

Mentor Department

Chemistry

Abstract

Atrazine, an herbicide used for the prevention of broadleaf weeds among commercially grown crops, is of considerable interest in the scientific community as studies have shown it may cause reproductive damage and significant population decline in amphibians, particularly Xenopus laevis, the African clawed frog. Traditional instrumentation methods used for concentration analysis cause damage or expenditure of the sample and take a long time to run. We use relatively cheap, fast, and non-destructive method of fluorescence spectroscopy to develop a new method to analyze atrazine. First, we establish a calibration curve with known concentrations. This enables of determining concentrations of local unknown water samples.

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Detection of Atrazine in Water Samples

Atrazine, an herbicide used for the prevention of broadleaf weeds among commercially grown crops, is of considerable interest in the scientific community as studies have shown it may cause reproductive damage and significant population decline in amphibians, particularly Xenopus laevis, the African clawed frog. Traditional instrumentation methods used for concentration analysis cause damage or expenditure of the sample and take a long time to run. We use relatively cheap, fast, and non-destructive method of fluorescence spectroscopy to develop a new method to analyze atrazine. First, we establish a calibration curve with known concentrations. This enables of determining concentrations of local unknown water samples.