Analysis of Cloud Seeding Compounds

The most common clouding seeding compound used in the Wasatch Mountains is silver iodide (AgI). The goal of my project is to determine the degree of accumulation of these analytes in high mountain lakes. To determine the concentration of this substance in my samples, I will be using atomic absorption spectroscopy to test for the […]

August Update: Looking Forward to the Fall Semester!

Hi! It’s the start of a new semester and I can’t wait to resume research!  When I left off this summer, I had synthesized a couple of compounds and tested them for activity. Since those were only qualitative tests, I still need to perform more rigorous, quantitative testing for actual overpotentials (which are important measures […]

Water Sample Collection

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I have finally completed collecting water samples from high-alpine lakes in the Wasatch Mountains in Park City, UT. In total, I have collected 16 samples from, each from a different lake. Many were located in and around ski resorts, and accessing them was a fairly straightforward day hike of approximately 5 miles. However, using google […]