TAP Project-3/13/19

Chelsea Dinon has had a very busy week. Her project is an investigation of how well aquifer microbial communities can remediate nutrients and contaminants in reclaimed water. She went to a wastewater treatment plant to pick up the reclaimed water, stopped off at Sulphur Springs where she and Bobby collected aquifer water from the entrance to Sulphur Springs and then spent an intense week of setting up more than a hundred microcosm experiments, and analyzing the hydrochemistry of subsamples every few days. It was a lot of late nights with the entire lab helping. She will be spending the next week extracting DNA for 16S rRNA microbial community analyses.