Faculty Advisor

Camesano, Terri A.

Faculty Advisor

Kazantzis, Nikolaos K.

Abstract

Diatoms reliably infer the ecological conditions of damp environments. The laboratory of CNRS-ENSIC-INPL of Nancy, France used diatoms as bio-indicators to determine, quantitatively, the health of the local Gremillon Creek (Lorraine). The progress of the government's rehabilitation efforts will be monitored using the Indice Biologique Diatomique. This project produced a comprehensive protocol for collecting, preserving, and preparing the frustule of the diatoms as well as generated a database of images from both light and scanning electron microscopy.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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