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Title: Physicochemical and Microbial properties of Sachet Water in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana
Authors: Abdul, Malik
Saah, Selina Ama
Boadi, Nathaniel Owusu
Keywords: Physicochemical
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Ghana Journal of Chemistry
Citation: Ghana Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
Abstract: The physicochemical and microbial properties of some sachet drinking water sold in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana is reported in this study in order to assess the quality of water being consumed by the public. Nine different sachet water samples were taken from different parts (submetropolises) of Kumasi and analysed for their odour, colour, turbidity, pH, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids, alkalinity, total hardness and coliform bacteria. Metals and anions analysed were Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, NO3 −, NO2 −, PO4 2− and Cl−. Microbes determined were faecal and total coliforms. The faecal coliform determined was Escherichia coli. Most of the sachet water samples analysed within the Ghana and WHO standards for drinking water. However, BKD, AHN and DDE water samples failed bacteriological tests and therefore makes them unwholesome and harmful to consumers.
Description: An article published by Ghana Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2014)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11216
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