Source of Phenolics in Lake Superior

EPA Grant Number: F8Q11090
Title: Source of Phenolics in Lake Superior
Investigators: Putman, Annie
Institution: Michigan Technological University
EPA Project Officer: Michaud, Jayne
Project Period: August 12, 2008 through April 25, 2010
Project Amount: $41,500
RFA: GRO Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study (2008) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Academic Fellowships


Test local water system for evidence of phenolics by comparing absorbance spectra to fluorescence. Determine if there are ways to separate phenolic compounds that are leaching from terrigenous material as compared to aquatic macrophytes. Testing includes water clarity, conductivity, temperature, salinity, and extractions of chlorophyll a for fluorescence measurements.

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2009
  • Final