The analysis of the microbial populations of two soil sites contaminated with heavy metals : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Pichtel, John, 1957- en_US
dc.contributor.author Coughlin, Melissa M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T18:37:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T18:37:56Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.other A-279 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/189929
dc.description.abstract The purpose of examining the microbiological flora of soils contaminated with heavy metals, particularly lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) is to collect information that will show the effect of heavy metal contaminants on the microbiology of the soils. The soils chosen for investigation are local sites. The eventual subsequent step would be to use the local flora of the soils to develop effective bioremediation plans. The effect of heavy metal contaminants varies with the soil being investigated. The Memorial Drive Dump site shows consistent increase in bacterial, actinomycetes, and fungi counts over a 50 day test period. The Glynwood site shows decrease in bacterial and actinomycete counts, but an increase in fungal counts over the 50 day test period. The addition of a composted sewage sludge and oat seeds were added to some of the soils of both sites. The presence of both of these additions lead to increased levels of bacteria, actinomycetes, and fungi over the soil samples without additional treatments.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 25 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural resources. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ball State University. Honors College -- Theses (B.?.) -- 2003. en_US
dc.title The analysis of the microbial populations of two soil sites contaminated with heavy metals : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1257135 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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