Common Household Products' Effect on Algal Biomass of Arthrospira Platensis​

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Amelia Week Riley Pollard

Elyse Wexler

"This project dealt with the effects of common household products such as Bleach, Laundry Detergent, Liquid Fertilizer, and Dish Soap that could be carried into aquatic ecosystems through surface runoff. This experiment tackled the issue of the extent to which these products may cause eutrophication and algal blooms in aquatic ecosystems due to their nutrient content and other potentially harmful pollutants."

Project presentation

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Lab journal excerpts

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Research paper

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2 thoughts on “Common Household Products’ Effect on Algal Biomass of Arthrospira Platensis​

  1. I really like your guy’s project because you chose a big environmental problem and tried to recreate processes that are destroying ecosystems to show the affects. The slides are also so pretty and I love the design and layout of your notebook slides!!!!

  2. I am glad that a project like this has been conducted. It is important to call attention to the possible danger everyday products hold to water. This will be helpful for anybody trying not to have thew growth of algae in their home. The solution proposed at the end of the slide deck is very practical. This project could be easily modified to apply to other types of unwanted plant growth.

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