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Comparative Investigation of the Effect of Treatment Methods on Bacterial Population of Surface Water in Ado Ekiti Country | Biomedgrid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.6, No. 6)

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Page : 518-523

Keywords : Water quality; Moringa oleifera; Chemical disinfectants; Microbial contamination; Surface water sanitation; Water borne diseases; Solar disinfection; Coliform; Chlorine;

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Majority of rural populations do not have access to safe water supplies and depend mainly on untreated surface water such as streams, rivers, etc. This usually leads to the emergence of water borne diseases such as typhoid, dysentery, cholera, etc. Traditional methods of water purification in rural areas involve simple and treatments which majorly aim at the visible impurities from the water. Examples include: Boiling, filtration, Sedimentation, Solar disinfection. There is a high need for more effective and affordable water purification techniques in rural areas, in order to prevent water borne diseases. This study investigated the effects of different methods of water sanitation/treatments on the Bacterial population of Surface water (Stream) in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state country. Raw water samples were collected from a selected stream in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State country. The water was processed for the determination of bacterial densities and were subsequently subjected to sanitation using natural methods (Solar heating and Moringa oleifera seed extract) and chemical methods (Calcium hypochlorite and Citric acid) as treatment agents, at various concentration (between 0.5% - 2%).

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