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For her Undergraduate Research Scholar Project, Gardner-Webb University student Tania Brown, of Gastonia, N.C., studied an idea with a practical application. A biology major with a concentration in biomedical sciences, Brown tested the efficiency of using watermelon and cantaloupe peels to remove Bromothymol Blue from water. Bromothymol Blue is a dye used as an indicator in determining pH. It is yellow in acidic solutions, blue in basic solutions and green in neutral solutions, but is harmful to the respiratory tract and digestive system if swallowed.
Boiling Springs, NC
undergraduate research, summer scholar, chemistry, water contaminants
Office of University Communications, "Tania Brown Gains Valuable Experience Through Undergraduate Research" (2020). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 2138.