Physico-chemical and Bacterial Characteristics of Surface Water of Saricay Stream (Canakkale/Turkey)


HACIOĞLU N.

International Journal of Basic and Clinical Studies, vol.3, no.2, pp.50-56, 2014 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Basic and Clinical Studies
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-56

Abstract

Aim:

 

The objective of this research is to determine physic-chemical and microbial quality of

Saricay Stream.

Methods

 

: Water samples were collected from five different sites of the Saricay Stream

(Canakkale, Turkey) in the months of January 2011 – December 2011 for the analyzing of

some physico-chemical and microbiological parameters of the stream.

Results

 

: In the present investigation, the stream temperature, pH, electrical conductivity (EC),

dissolved oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD

5), values were altered between

15.8

± 6.39 -16.2± 6.74 oC; 7.7 ± 0.50 - 7.9 ± 0.42; 5.0± 2.54 - 11.6± 5.43 mS/cm; 7.0±2.70 -

11.8

± 0.75 mg/L, 7.14±2.13 - 13.72 ± 7.67 mg/L, respectively. Nevertheless it is seen that

waters of Saricay Stream for total coliform and faecal coliform at the sites 1 - 5 belonged to

class 3 and class 4, respectively.

Conclusion

 

: Furthermore, the presence of Aeromonas sp., Vibrio sp., Plesiomonas

shigelloides

 

and enteric bacteria in the water samples warrants for proper measures to reduce

the pollution at point sources and requires proper remediation strategies to combat

contamination in the river water.