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Water Quality - Microbiology & Metals Unit

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Microbiology and Metals Unit

Comprised of the Microbiology and Metals analytical groups, this unit houses a Class 1000 clean room for analysis of mercury at the parts per trilliion level. The parameters analyzed by this unit and the responsible personnel are listed below.

Unit Chief: Ellen Stafford

 

Microbiology Analytical Group

  • Amita Desai, Mark Starr, Dee Dee Black, John Park

AcidityBiochemical Oxygen Demand, 5-day (BOD)Specific Conductance
AlkalinityCarbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand (cBOD)    
Bicarbonate   Fecal Coliform BacteriaTotal Coliform Bacteria
CarbonateTurbidity Total Organic Carbon

Metals Analytical Group

  • Paula Gauthier, Bill Skinner, Debra Stanley, Joe Jurgevich, Stephanie Goss

AluminumIronSelenium
AntimonyLeadSilver
ArsenicLithiumSodium
BariumMagnesiumStrontium
BerylliumManganeseThallium
BoronMercuryTin
CadmiumMercury, Low-Level (1631)Titanium
Chromium, TotalNickelVanadium
CobaltPotassiumZinc
Copper    

Mercury Method 1631 Overview presentation by Roy Byrd

Link to the NC Division of Epidemiology Fish Consumption Advisories site. 

Our metals chemists at work.

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