The Resource Micro-analysis of contaminants in suspended load and bank deposits from the Mineral Fork Creek watershed in Potosi, Missouri, 2019-2020, by William Joseph Miller

Micro-analysis of contaminants in suspended load and bank deposits from the Mineral Fork Creek watershed in Potosi, Missouri, 2019-2020, by William Joseph Miller

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Micro-analysis of contaminants in suspended load and bank deposits from the Mineral Fork Creek watershed in Potosi, Missouri, 2019-2020
Title
Micro-analysis of contaminants in suspended load and bank deposits from the Mineral Fork Creek watershed in Potosi, Missouri, 2019-2020
Statement of responsibility
by William Joseph Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There are rising concerns pertaining to water contamination produced by toxic heavy metal contaminants such as lead and zinc. For this study, lead, zinc, and barite are three identified contaminants currently threatening Missouri water supplies. A micro-analysis of the amounts of lead, zinc, and barite in the water of Mineral Fork Creek was conducted, involving both field and laboratory work. The purpose of the study was to determine the levels of lead, zinc, and barite contaminants, contributing to Big River, by Mineral Fork Creek, in Potosi Missouri, Washington County. This research study uses a quantitative micro-analysis approach to determine the levels of contamination of lead, zinc, and barite found in the Mineral Fork Creek watershed. A total of 95 suspended sediment samples were collected and analyzed using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) to identify the amounts of lead, zinc, and barite minerals. A total of 72 sediment samples were collected from streambanks. Over the duration of the study, water levels were recorded at 20 minute intervals. A total of 167 soil samples were collected July 7, 2020 to September 26, 2020. The results of this study indicate that there are no direct relationships between rainfall events and the amounts of metal and clay minerals present in Mineral Fork Creek. The results also suggest that there is no relationship between the water discharge and amounts of metal and clay minerals present in Mineral Fork Creek. The analysis suggests a possible relationship between the amounts of metal and clay minerals present, the pH level of the water, and the water discharge"--Abstract, page iii
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UMR
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Miller, William Joseph
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation year
2020
Granting institution
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Potosi (Mo.)
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Micro-analysis of contaminants in suspended load and bank deposits from the Mineral Fork Creek watershed in Potosi, Missouri, 2019-2020, by William Joseph Miller
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Publication
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Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 59-63)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1240361929
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 64 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
These materials are protected under copyright by the original author
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1240361929
Label
Micro-analysis of contaminants in suspended load and bank deposits from the Mineral Fork Creek watershed in Potosi, Missouri, 2019-2020, by William Joseph Miller
Publication
Note
Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 59-63)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1240361929
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 64 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
These materials are protected under copyright by the original author
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1240361929

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