Frey Studies Components Of Rainwater In Summer Research

Sara Frey of Mountain Top, is part of a Wilkes University research team studying the major non-organic components of rainwater. Frey, a senior earth and environmental sciences major and the daughter of Burt and Sharon Frey, is collecting rain samples, taking real-time measurements of pH levels, and using a variety of chemical tests to identify what components other than water precipitate as a storm begins, develops, and dissipates.

Holly Frederick, assistant professor of environmental engineering and earth science, is leading the project. Other Wilkes faculty involved in the research are Donald Mencer, associate professor of chemistry, Mark Kaster, earth and environmental science lecturer, Brian Whitman, associate professor and chair of environmental engineering and earth science, and Prahlad Murthy, professor of environmental engineering and earth science.