Different Methods For Cleaning Water

1818 Words Sep 14th, 2016 8 Pages
b.t = Before treatment Submission Date 3/1/2016
a.t = After treatment Nathaniel Cheng, Benjamin Sullivan, Connor McCarthy
Water Quality
In this experiment, different methods for cleaning water were used to see how they affected the water quality. The hypothesis was that boiling water and then pouring it through a carbon sac would clean the pond water effectively. This is because when the water is boiled, it kills most bacteria and evaporates chlorine. Then the carbon filter would clear out the suspended matter and some chemicals such as nitrate. The hypothesis was correct in that most of the measurement categories except for turbidity because the carbon sac accidentally made the water turn black-ish. A source of error was that the 225 ml sample had to be split into three containers but it was not split. This was fixed by splitting the remaining water into two containers and then running it through the procedure again and measuring that. In the end, the method was good for cleaning water but could not instantly make dirty pond water drinkable.
The objective is to see how boiling water and then pouring it through a carbon sac will improve water quality. This method of cleaning water will be the most effective because boiling kills chlorine but has no effect on suspended matter. However, the carbon…
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