An evaluation of the hydrogen sulphide water screening test and coliform counts for water quality assessment in rural Malaysia.
The H2S water screening test and the membrane filtration faecal coliform count were compared with Escherichia coli counts for water samples collected from household water sources and domestic drinking water in rural Malaysia.
Water samples were taken from 151 wells, 44 taps supplying water from the treated municipal supply and 192 domestic stored water supplies.
E. coli were detected in 20% of the samples (42% of wells, 7% of tap water and 6% of drinking water).
Excellent correlation (Spearman's rank correlation rs=0.93) was found between the faecal coliform and E. coli counts for all sample types.
Mots-clés Pascal : Eau potable, Comptage, Evaluation, Filtration sur membrane, Escherichia coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Bactérie, Homme, hydrogene sulphide, Malaisie, Asie, Test activité, Etude comparative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drinking water, Counting, Evaluation, Membrane filtration, Escherichia coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Bacteria, Human, Malaysia, Asia, Screening test, Comparative study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0021418
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 199406.