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CWSF 2008 - Ottawa, Ontario

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Hi, my name is Zach Elgood. I am 14 years old and attend grade 8 at Courtland Public School in Kitchener, Ontario. My interests are varied and include the sciences, writing and music. I enjoy playing the clarinet, bass clarinet and tenor sax in our school bands, and if not there, I might be found at Karate, playing chess or buried in a good book. I am thrilled to be making a second trip to the CWSF. Last year’s fair in Truro was an experience I will never forget. In the future I plan to study quantum physics and my dream is to hold a position at the Perimeter Institute.

Zach Elgood

How Much N2O is in Your H2O?
Division:Engineering & Computing Sciences / None
City:New Hamburg, ON
School:Courtland Avenue Senior P.S.
Abstract:This project examines nitrous oxide, nitrate and ammonium concentrations in municipal and private drinking water supplies. The highest concentrations of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, were found in municipal groundwater supplies. The data suggests that the potential release of nitrous oxide, from certain municipal water supplies, could be equivalent to 50% of the flux from a nitrogen limited forest.

Awards Value
Honourable Mention - Earth & Environmental Science
Sponsor: Petro-Canada