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dc.contributor.authorBridgers, Aerial
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-11T13:21:09Z
dc.date.available2019-02-11T13:21:09Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/622071
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dc.description.abstractHeavy metals can enter water systems through a variety of methods, such as through soil run-off, rain, or industrial activity near the system. Many of these heavy metals are toxic to both the wildlife and people around the system if present in high enough concentrations. The aim of this research was to create a model for a local water system, Rae's Creek, outlining the concentrations of iron, copper, nickel, and zinc present throughout a seven-month period. Additionally, this research sought to pinpoint any correlation between increases in metal concentrations and outside events, such as rain or the Master's Tournament held yearly in Augusta. Results indicated that copper and zinc concentrations were well above guidelines set for recreational water quality by the Environmental Protection Agency, while iron and nickel concentrations were generally below the limitations set for their concentrations. While rain had no observed effect on the heavy metal concentrations, there are two specific dates where all four metals had a marked increase in concentration. However, it is inconclusive as to what caused this increase.en_US
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dc.publisherAugusta Universityen_US
dc.rightsCopyright protected. Unauthorized reproduction or use beyond the exceptions granted by the Fair Use clause of U.S. Copyright law may violate federal law.en_US
dc.titleIron, Copper, Nickel, and Zink Ion Concentrations in Rae's Creeken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Chemistry and Physicsen_US
dc.description.advisorKlug, Christopher


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