publication . Article . 2016

Fecal coliform bacteria and factors related to its growth at the Sekotong shallow wells (West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)

Beatrix Trikurnia Gasong; Doni Marisi Sinaga; Mark G. Robson; Dian Pertiwi; Adonia Getse Halel;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2016 Journal: Public Health of Indonesia, volume 2, pages 47-54 (issn: 2528-1542, eissn: 2477-1570, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Indonesian Public Health Association
Abstract
Background: The poor sanitation and small numbers of households who own toilet in Sekotong regency may relate to the diarrheal events due to the fecal coliform contamination in drinking water. Aim: This paper aims to provide the concentrations of fecal coliform bacteria in shallow well waters and the factors associated to its growth. Method: Fifteen groundwater samples were collected from 5 shallow wells to provide the concentrations of total fecal coliform bacteria (FC), mercury concentration, inorganic nitrogen compounds (represent as ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite), total phosphorus (TP), dissolved oxygen (D), pH, and salinity. The concentration of the paramet...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: fluids and secretions
free text keywords: Fecal coliform bacteria, nutrient load, physicochemical properties, Medicine, R, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Oxygen saturation, Environmental chemistry, Nitrate, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Environmental science, Fecal coliform, Groundwater, Nitrite, Contamination, Mercury (element), chemistry.chemical_element, Salinity
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