Water Resources

The Water Resources module includes laboratory experiments and a larger design task.

Experiment 1

Measuring pH (PDF)

Appendix 1: The Glass Electrode (PDF)

Appendix 2: Signal Conditioning Circuit (PDF)

Results (PDF)

Related Reading: Vanysek, Petr. “The glass pH electrode.” Electrochemical Society Interface 13 (2004): 19-20.

Experiment 2

Experiment 2A: Time-scale for Neutralization with Calcium Carbonate (PDF)

Experiment 2B: Hydraulic Conductivity and Porosity (PDF)

Results (PDF)

Related Reading: An English translation of Henry Darcy’s “The Public Fountains of the City of Dijon,” Appendix D, can be found here.

Design Task

Your job is to design, fabricate, assemble and test a system that neutralizes the acidity and hence much of the corrosivity of water in a residential water system.

Instructions (PDF)

Additional Information (PDF)

Water Filter Testing Protocol (PDF)

Report Guidelines (PDF)

Learning Resource Types
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