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Chemical and Biological Survey of the Waters of Illinois: Report for the Year Ending December 31, 1908 Bartow, Edward, 1909  Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL,  ISWS B-7    Full Text Available
Edmund Janes James, Ph. D., LL. D., President University of Illinois:

SIR: Herewith I submit a report of the work of the State Water Survey for the year ending December 31, 1908, and request that it be printed as a bulletin of the University of Illinois, State Water Survey Series No. 7.

The report includes a brief description of the work done during the year ending December 31, 1908, with a summary, by years, of analyses made since the foundation of the Survey and a summary; by months, of analyses made during the year. There is also included in the report an article describing the scientific work done at the laboratories of the State Water Survey in the investigation of methods of analysis. A description is given of difficulties experienced with incrustation in the discharge pipe at the filtration plant at Quincy, Illinois. Investigations of farm water supplies in several parts of the State are described. An article entitled “Hardness of Illinois Municipal Water Supplies” shows the character of the mineral matter contained in the various municipal water supplies. Our latest conclusions concerning the methods of “Interpretation of Results” are included and there is also a chapter giving data concerning municipal water supplies which has been collected since the publication of Bulletin No. 5.

Special thanks are due to the regular laboratory staff for their assistance in this work, to Mr. J. S. Rogers for the article on “Determination of Nitrates in Drinking Water,” to Dr. A. W. Sellards for the article on “Current Methods of Sanitary Water Analysis,” to Mr. W. R. Gelston, Superintendent Quincy Water Works, for the description of the methods of removing incrustation from the water main at Quincy, and to Miss Mabel Bush for the compilation of the data concerning municipal water supplies.

Respectfully submitted,

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