Illinois-Iowa Local Section

Illinois-Iowa Section of the American Chemical Society.

Prince of Peace Environmental Project

Report

 

 The attached photos show some of the water bottles we gathered, with GPS coordinates telling where the sample came from, so we can report the data to IoWater.  The other photo shows the blue and pink colors, indicating Phosphate (blue) and Nitrate (pink.)

Most of our watershed samples, and our tap water had Phosphates.  Not a medical problem, but they add to the Gulf "Dead Zone."

The highest Nitrates came from a creek draining a local golf course!  More sampling in the works, with our golf team commissioned to get more samples at different courses.

The attached document details the whole lesson plan and results.

 

 

Local Section Events 2018

Chemistry Trivia Night: February at St Ambrose University

Forensic Chemistry Night: March at Black Hawk College

Environmental Chemistry Night: May at QC Analytical

Chemistry Career Night: September at Augustana College

Undergraduate Research Conference: October 27 at St. Ambrose University

National Chemistry Week: October 21-27, "Chemistry is Out of This World"

????????????: November at Currently Open

End of Year Meeting: December at QC Botannical Garden(??)