Cadets Present Microplastic Project in Virginia

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Geography and Environmental Engineering West Point Cadets Mackenzie Karnig ’24, Colton Snodgrass ’24, and Kyle Bryce ’24, along with Cadets Kristen Guiney ’23 and Kiley Sweet ’23 from the West Point Department of Chemistry and Life Science presented their research on microplastics at Geological Society of America’s Joint Southeastern & Northeastern Section Meeting in Reston, VA.

The group studied microplastics in Lusk Reservoir and worked extensively to trace commonly used and discarded plastics as they make their way into West Point’s drinking water supply before degrading into microplastics and distributing across the water column. The cadets’ goal was to understand how and where these plastics distribute in the water column to inform more effective designs for drinking water storage pre-filtration.

See this project and other exciting projects on May 4 during the Projects Day Research Symposium. Read more.

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