Physico-chemical and microbial analysis of water samples in Anakapalli Municipal Corporation

Geetha, S and Chandrababu, Jagadeesh P and Rao, L Nageswar and Murali Mohan, M (2014) Physico-chemical and microbial analysis of water samples in Anakapalli Municipal Corporation. Indian Journal of Current Science, 10. pp. 57-65.

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    Abstract

    An investigation of microbiological and physico-chemical properties of drinking water samples from five different locations in Anakapalli municipal corporation. The water samples are subject to physico-chemical analysis by standard methods. The microbial isolation was done by a streak plate method on nutrient agar and on selective media for their identification. The final identification was done according to the Bergey’s Manual. The physico-chemical characters of all the five drinking water samples were within the recommended permissible level of WHO. The total plate count was above the WHO guideline values (<10CFU’s/ml) in the five water samples. The highest count was noticed in S5 sample (54 CFU’s/ml). The highest coliform count was observed in S3 samples (11/100 ml). Six isolates of bacteria namely: E.coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Klebsiella pneumonia, Salmonella, Shigella, and Staphylococcus were isolated, which are highly pathogenic, the result of the study indicates that the water in Andhra University pump houses is highly contaminated and not safe for drinking and utility purposes. The study therefore, stresses on the need to control the fecal pollution of water bodies.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Marine Environment > Seawater Analysis
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 09:57
    Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 09:57
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10526

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