Essay about The Effects Of Alcohol On The Drinking Water System
It is important that drinking water is monitored regularly to assure that the quality is within recommend range. Water pollutant can occur in various ways and ingestion of excess minerals (such as phosphate) poses health threats such as gastrointestinal illness, neurological disorders and reproductive issues . Phosphate in drinking water is one of many minerals monitored through solution sampling. Performing a serial dilution process with the use of an indicator and a blank (composed of ammonium vanadomolybdate indicator and distilled water) as a reference, phosphate concentration can be achieved. The aim of this experiment is to determine the concentration of phosphate and to analyze whether its concentration is within the U.S. Public Health Service’s standards.
In three separate beakers, 5 mL of ammonium vanadomolybdate indicator was dispensed with a volumetric pipette. The ammonium vanadomolybdate indicator displayed the level of phosphate concentration of each solution (darker color indicating the most concentrated). In an…