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Title: Physicochemical and mycological quality of a drinking water
Authors: Obire, Omokaro
Barade, W. N.
Putheti, Ramesh R.
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Heavy metals;Βαρέα μέταλλα;Drinking water;Fungi;Pathogens;Πόσιμο νερό;Μύκητες;Παθογόνα
Subjects: Technology
Environmental technology
Περιβαλλοντική τεχνολογία
Issue Date: 27-Jan-2015
Date of availability: 27-Jan-2015
Publisher: Νερατζής, Ηλίας
Σιανούδης, Ιωάννης
Abstract: Abstract: A total of 98 drinking water samples were collected during a seven-month investigation from Omuihuechi stream near Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The water samples were analyzed for physicochemical parameters and mycoflora to determine the water quality. The mean values of temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO) and biological oxygen demand (BOD5), transparency, total organic carbon, chloride, sulphate and phosphate were 25.2°C, 5.1, 8.4mg/L, 6.4mgL, 189.0cm, 13.0mg/L, 4.0mg/L, 7.8mg/L, and 0.24mg/L respectively. Among the seven heavy metals detected in the water samples, cadmium and lead concentrations were higher than the WHO guidelines for drinking water. The mean value of total fungal count was 11.3 x 102 cfu/mL and the fungal genera isolated were; Aspergillus, Byssochlamys, Candida, Cephalosporium, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Mucor, Penicillium, Rhizopus, Saccharomyces, Sporobolomyces, and Trichoderma. Presence of heavy metals and fungal genera which contain potential pathogenic species indicate that the water of Omuihuechi stream is not safe for drinking and for other domestic purposes.
Language: English
Citation: Obire, O., Barade, W. N. & Putheti, R. R. (2009) Physicochemical and mycological quality of a drinking water. "e-Journal of Science & Technology". [Online] 4 (1). p. 11-16. Available from: [Accessed 27-01-2015]
Journal: e-Περιοδικό Επιστήμης & Τεχνολογίας
e-Journal of Science & Technology
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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