THE EFFECT OF SELECTED PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PARAMETERS ON MICROBIOLOGICAL STATUS OF THE VISTULA RIVER NEAR WARSAW

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Janusz Augustynowicz ; Mariusz Nierebiński ; Małgorzata Zawada ; Russel Russel (2016)
  • Publisher: Polish Society of Ecological Engineering (PTIE)
  • Journal: Inżynieria Ekologiczna (issn: 2081-139X, eissn: 2392-0629)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.12912/23920629/61445
  • Subject: Vistula River | number of nitrogen fixing bacteria | MPN nitrifying bacteria | MPN sulfate-reducing bacteria | Environmental sciences | GE1-350

The types of organisms present in water reservoirs depend on water purity and biochemical processes that occur. Therefore, one of the methods of water quality assessment is to determine its condition by determining the biological indicators, including microbiological parameters. The aim of the experiment presented in this paper was to investigate the effects of selected physical and chemical parameters of water samples from the Vistula River on the microbiological status of water. The experiment was conducted in water samples collected in the central part of the Vistula River in Warsaw. The analyses of selected parameters were performed once a month throughout the year. Microbiological tests included: number of nitrogen fixing bacteria, MPN nitrifying bacteria, MPN sulfate-reducing bacteria. Physical and chemical parameters such as temperature, pH and total nitrogen content were determined in water samples. The results showed a correlation between temperature, pH and microbiological parameters. However, there was no significant correlation between the number of tested microorganisms and the concentration of total nitrogen in water samples.
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