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To study the Physico-Chemical properties and Bacteriological examination of Hot Spring water from Vashisht region in Distt. Kullu of HP, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Biotechnology, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa - 125055 Haryana, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Microbiology, Abhilashi Institute of Life Sciences, Tanda, Distt Mandi 175008, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 28-31, August,22 (2013)

Abstract

Hot springs are those places where the temperature of water lies significantly above the mean of annual air temperature of that region. In this paper, physico-chemical properties such as total dissolved solid (TDS), fixed residue, dissolved oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), alkalinity, hardness, chloride, pH, temperature and bacteriological examination of hot spring water from Vashisht region in Distt. Kullu of Himachal Pradesh, India was studied. Physico-chemical results were compared with WHO potability parameters and it was found that water was potable. Further results of bacteriological examination by multiple tube fermentation test showed that coliforms were absent and hence water was potable.

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