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Title: Rapid and modified field test for detection of faecal contamination in drinking water
Authors: Tambekar, D H
Hirulkar, N B
Keywords: Coliforms
Drinking water contamination
MPN test
Rapid H₂S test
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: A comprehensive bacteriological analysis of 510 drinking water samples was carried out using Manja’s H₂S field test, MPN test, Eijkman test, MFT and modified H₂S field test by replacing teepol with bile salt in medium composition. Detection efficiency of faecal coliform contamination for modified H₂S test (91%) was comparable to MPN test and had 30% more detection level over that of Manja’s H₂S test (82%). Modified H₂S test, compared to other tests, was more suitable, reliable, inexpensive, easy to perform and useful to detect fecal contamination in drinking water within 24 h, for places where time, man and laboratory facilities are very poor.
Page(s): 667-669
ISSN: 0022-4456
Source:JSIR Vol.66(08) [August 2007]

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