Does Dissolved Oxygen increase or decrease with high turbidity levels?? Do the words Turbidity and Dissolved oxygen seem confusing? Hopefully, in reading this report, these terms will become understandable and better enable understanding towards this project.
This project is about the relationship between turbidity and dissolved oxygen. The reason that this project is important is because fish and wildlife need oxygen to live. Another reason this project is important is that dam operator and wildlife preservers could use the information contained in this report to know if fish and wildlife are safe in turbid waters. They would also know, that if turbidity levels are healthy and increase dissolved oxygen levels, they would have to add turbidity to zoo water so that fish would have more oxygen.
Water is one of the most important recourses on earth. Without water most things won’t survive. An example would be dehydration causes plants, animals, and people to die. Water is the only natural substance on earth that occurs in all of the states in matter; liquid, solid, and gas. Water is formed from compound H2O, which means two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.
Oxygen is another very important recourse for humans to have. Without there would be no air to breathe and mankind would die. Almost everything needs oxygen to live because oxygen combines with other chemicals in cells to produce energy. When oxygen combines with hydrogen it produces the liquid state of water.
Most dissolved oxygen comes from the atmosphere. Dissolved oxygen levels change from day to day as the currents in water change because the currents act to mix the atmospheric oxygen with water.
Turbidity is the effect of residue from moving solids and is used as a measurement of the clarity of water. The higher level of turbidity, the dirtier or murkier the water. Turbidity levels usually increase as it rains because pollutants and other matter get into the water.
There is a relationship between turbidity and dissolved oxygen. The level of turbidity does affect dissolved oxygen levels. The main cause for this experiment is to determine if turbidity helps make dissolved oxygen or not. This factor is important because then it will be know if wildlife will be safe in high turbidity levels.
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