Laboratory and field studies to compare fecal coliform counts in water from biosand filters following periods of either intermittent use or following a pause in use in Boston MA and san juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Learning Areas:Environmental health sciences
Describe the action of a biosand filter and why intermittent use and pauses in use can negatively impact the effectiveness of the filter. Compare different methods of water testing. Observe two different types of filter construction. Assess the effectiveness of re-priming with source water after pauses in filter use
Keyword(s): Water Quality, Developing Countries
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an undergraduate student in the Department of Biology at Simmons college, majoring in Public Health. I received internal funding to begin my research project on biosand filters in 2012 and I traveled to Nicaragua to do the field studies in January 2013. I do my research in collaboration with Professor Elizabeth Scott
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.