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Assessment of the Microbiological Characteristics of Groundwater in Alagilat Area, Libya


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 4 Issue - 12
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Fathi M. Elmabrok

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV4I12001,
     title={Assessment of the Microbiological Characteristics of Groundwater in Alagilat Area, Libya},
     author={Fathi M. Elmabrok},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={4},
     number={12},
     pages={30--34},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV4I12001.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

Water is a precious natural resource for all forms of life. Ground water is one key factor that play pivotal role in maintaining the economic worldwide. The scarcity and pollution of groundwater has become serious problem in the arid zones. The objective of the current study was to assess the biological characteristics of ground water in the rural and urban parts of Alagilat area, Libya. Sixty fife samples were collected from 26 villages in 2013.The microbiological quality such as fecal coliform(FC),and Escherichia coli(E.Coli) were enumerated using most probable number (MPN). Based on the outcomes of this study the fecal coliform presented in 63.1 % of the total samples, whereas E.coli was detected in 26.2% of the contaminated ones. The results revealed that the polluted water wells are due to intrusion of sewage and discharge of untreated sewage water into the ground. The study also revealed that the contaminated wells are not safe for drinking purposes.


Keywords:

Alagilat, Coliform, Escherichia Coli, Groundwater, Sewage Water, Libya


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