Thursday, May 15, 2014


Two Undergrads Co-Author Paper:


Two chemistry undergraduates co-authored a research paper entitled “Analysis of Iron and Calcium in a Geothermal System Outflow Steam”. The paper investigates the concentration of iron and calcium within an artificial stream created as part of the newly constructed Euler Science Complex. The ground water, rich in hardness ions (primarily iron and calcium), that is used as part of the building’s geothermal cooling system returns to the environment via an esthetically constructed streambed that runs through campus. The study reveals the successful removal of iron and calcium from the water as a result of natural oxidation processes which are encouraged by using a rocky streambed and waterfall. 



Timothy Griffiths, Emily Hart, Patricia Stan, and Daniel King.
“Analysis of Iron and Calcium in a Geothermal System Outflow Steam”.
Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science. 122, 35-39, 2013.