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Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 40 - 45

Evaluation of Mofified Rapid H2S Test for Detection of Fecal Contamination in Drinking Water from Various Sources

D.H. Tambekar, S.R. Gulhane and Y.S. Banginwar    

Abstract: A comprehensive bacteriological analysis of 525 drinking water samples collected from railway stations, houses, rivers and lakes (surface water), tube wells and open wells was carried out using Manja`s H2S field test, MTFT (MPN) test, TTC (Eijkman test) and MFT test. Detection efficiency of faecal coliform contamination for H2S field test (96-97%) was comparable to MPN test and more detection level over that of MFT and TTC. Efficiency of H2S test varies with the source and decreased with the depth of the source of water. However, the 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.

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