Salt Mitigation Task Force

Abstract

The REU portion of the Salt Mitigation Task Force is focused on analyzing water quality parameters from five stormwater ponds located on University of Vermont's campus. These water quality parameters include pH, conductivity, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen to determine the health of these stormwater ponds in response to the road salt use on campus. The overall goal is to evaluate trends to encourage a decrease in road salt use on campus in regards to environmental impacts.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Courtney Giles

Secondary Mentor Name

John Lens

Faculty/Staff Collaborators

Lynn Wood, Gioia Thompson, Matthew Walker, Kevin Sweeney, Kris Stepenuck,Erin O'Mara, Caylin McCamp, Paul Campo

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Second Student College

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Program/Major

Environmental Engineering

Primary Research Category

Engineering & Physical Sciences

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Salt Mitigation Task Force

The REU portion of the Salt Mitigation Task Force is focused on analyzing water quality parameters from five stormwater ponds located on University of Vermont's campus. These water quality parameters include pH, conductivity, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen to determine the health of these stormwater ponds in response to the road salt use on campus. The overall goal is to evaluate trends to encourage a decrease in road salt use on campus in regards to environmental impacts.