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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(3): 770-775
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.089


Determination of the Quality of Lukha River, Meghalaya on the Basis of Physicochemical and Microbiological Parameters
Anisha Gogoi, Aibanjoplang Hujon, Mc Kinnel Mann Lyngwi and Jeremy Nelson Syiem*
Department of Biotechnology & Biochemistry, St. Anthony’s College, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The Lukha river is one of the major rivers flowing East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. It is the main source of drinking water for the people inhabiting its banks. In this study, analysis of a portion of the river flowing through Sonapur village, East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya, which is one of the major populated villages situated on its banks, was carried out. The physicochemical parameters analysed were Dissolved Oxygen, BOD, COD, pH, temperature, Total hardness and Calcium hardness. An estimation of coliforms which are microbiological indicators of water pollution was also done by the Most Probable Number (MPN) method. The physicochemical results were within the WHO standards while the coliform count was above the set limits. This showed the presence of faecal contamination in the river water which may pose a threat to the health of the people in the area.


Keywords: Lukha river, Physicochemical parameters, Coliforms, Most Probable Method, Microbiological indicator.
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Anisha Gogoi, Aibanjoplang Hujon, Mc Kinnel Mann Lyngwi and Jeremy Nelson Syiem.2016. Determination of the Quality of Lukha River, Meghalaya on the Basis of Physicochemical and
Microbiological Parameters.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(3): 770-775. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.089