How a spectrometer can help solve Lake Erie’s harmful algal bloom problem

The University of Akron team is using spectrometers and smart phones to measure phosphorus and nitrates in water samples throughout the Lake Erie watershed. The spectrometer shows nutrients in the sample, based on what colors are missing in the rainbow. (Laura Johnston, RocktheLake)

A University of Akron team is using spectrometers to find the phosphorus and nitrates causing harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.

And they’ve got support from the Cleveland Water Alliance, which awarded them third place in the 2017 Erie Hack competition.

See the full story on cleveland.com.

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