Department: Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Gomes
Title: "Electrochemical measurement of Toxic metal Contaminants in the Waters of the Golder Triangle Area:
While there are metals that are essential for our body, there are also metals harmful to our bio-system. Heavy metals, such as lead, copper, cadmium, aresenic and mercury are emitted to the environment in numerous ways. Their exposure is an incredible threat to our health. The presence of many petrochemical and polymer industries in the Golden Triangle area requires special attention to be given to assess metal contamination. This study is designed to collect and analyze water wamples from natural, industrial, and residential sources, to assess the level of accumulation of heavy metals, and propose ideas for minimization.