Virtual Café Scientifique: Phosphates and Pittsburgh’s Streams

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

Carnegie Science Center invites you to join its next Virtual Café Sci: Phosphates and Pittsburgh’s Streams, presented by Dr. Anusha Balangoda, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geology and Environmental Science of the University of Pittsburgh.

Orthophosphates are the most biologically available and readily usable form of phosphorus for plant growth in aquatic ecosystems. Did you know they are also used as a corrosion inhibitor to prevent the release of lead in old pipes? Join Dr. Balangoda as she discusses the potential of these phosphates to contribute to increased plant growth – and drops in oxygen levels – in urban streams.

Café Scientifique: Phosphates and Pittsburgh’s Streams is free and will be held virtually on Monday, August 2, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

For more information, visit the Café Scientifique event page.