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Unformatted text preview: Results and Discussion Results Table of Raw Data and Calculated Values: Parameter Unit s Equipment Used Rowan Pond Water Tap Water US EPA Limit % Above EPA - RPW % Above EPA - TW pH N/A HACH Test Strips 7 9 6.5 - 8.5 5.88 Dissolved Oxygen mg/ L HACH HQ 40D Meter 6.29 7.91 4.0 - 12.0 Alkalinity ppm HACH Test Strips 40 180 500 Hardness ppm HACH Test Strips 50 120 N/A N/A N/A Conductivity μS Oakton TDS Conductivity Meter 218 430 300 - 700 Turbidity NTU HACH 2100N Meter 5.85 0.219 0.10 5750 119 Color PCU DR 400N Meter 0.017 ND 15 Organics ppm DR 5000 Meter 0.072 0.048 1.0 - 3.0 Nitrate ppm HACH Test Strips 10 Phosphate ppm HACH Test Strips 5 5 < 0.05 9900 9900 Table 1: Data and Calculated Values for Several Water Quality Parameters In performing this lab, several parameters relating to water quality were tested. Primary drinking water standards, such as pH, nitrate, and phosphate levels, as well as secondary standards, including color and hardness, were observed in order to determine whether different...
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- Spring '08
- Drinking water, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Rowan Pond, Rowan Pond water