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Water Institute Research 2013

Threats of Changing Climate to Drinking Water Fluorescence Monitoring of  Contamination Lake Temperatures in a Changing Climate Reuse and Modeling of Mercury Data

Assessing Threats of Changing Climate to Drinking Water Quality
Many lakes in New England are currently clean enough to be exempt from expensive filtration processes required by federal legislation. However, with changes in climate and air pollution, many lakes are undergoing a process referred to as “brownification”, in which the tea-colored stain in lakes from dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is increasing…

Optimized Pre-Treatment for Fluorescence Monitoring of Surface Fresh Water Contamination
Current water monitoring techniques require collecting a sample from the field and transporting to a lab for analysis. This process can take several hours to weeks for results and is not sufficient for real time decision making…

Monitoring Maine Lake Temperatures in a Changing Climate, Short Term Variability and Long Term Trends
Temperature records over the last fifty years have indicated that global temperatures have risen between 0.014 to 0.017 0 C/year, with greater fluctuations being found during that time depending upon geographical region…

Informatics Approaches for Reuse and Modeling of Heterogeneous Mercury Data
Maine’s mercury (Hg) research legacy spans three decades and many different ecosystem pools, but the diverse nature of Hg data makes comparison across studies difficult…

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Orono, ME 04469
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