As we researched articles on microbead pollution in the Great Lakes, one name consistently surfaced: Dr. Sherri Mason of the State University of New York at Fredonia. We contacted her and asked if we could call her on November 16th during our class period. She readily agreed and we connected an iPhone to speakers so we all could hear the conversation.
Dr. Mason suggested that we could use wedding veil material for filtering out microbeads from the Detroit River. She further added that we could use a salt concentration to get the microbeads to float to the surface.
We are currently working on designing a net apparatus to be used to take water samples. Much discussion has centered on the construction of this device. We are planning on using PVC pipe as our structural component. We need to purchase the PVC pipe so we can start the construction phase.