Identification of different types of microorganisms that remain in potable water filters
Amira A. Qurani et al.,
Water filter | bacteria
Vol: 7; Iss:12; Dec 21 | ISSN: 2454-5422
Water is very crucial for life and it is easy to be contaminated. Drinking water is also one of the key vectors for the spread of several diseases. So, water supplies must be free from pathogens, especially pathogenic bacteria and algae. The aim of this study is isolation, identification of bacteria and algae in filtrated drinking water in El Fayoum governorate, Egypt. Aeromonas sobria and Chromobacterium violaceum bacterial strains were identified using 16s rDNA gene sequence technique. In addition, different strains of algae were morphologically identified and were Chlorella vulgaris, Scenedesmus quadricuda, Padorina morum, Surirella ovalis and Chlamydomons variabills. In this investigation, the bacterial and algal count in filtered water samples exceeded the bacterial and algal in tap water as a result of using filters through one month only.