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Bacteria Busters: Human vs Hudson

What is the correlation between water quality and different types/amounts of bacteria across different locations of the Hudson River?


Sofia Lopez, Chadisha Cummings


Abdel Ahmed, Youssf Hegazy

Project Period:

2022 Summer



If the Hudson River water quality exhibits a higher pH (meaning a more basic environment) there will an increased amount of bacterial colonies due to the more basic conditions needed for larger amounts to grow. If the Hudson River enables bacterial growth, there will be an increase of CFU within the area surrounding Combined Sewage Output and less around the Treatment Plant (N) because the CSO is untreated water while the water at the Treatment Plant (N) was treated then pushed into the river.

This page was originally developed by BioBus Summer 2021 Jr. Scientist William Rhee.

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