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|Title:||MICROBIOLOGICAL AND PHYS1COCHEMICAL STUDIES OF SOME COMMONLY USED SWIMMING POOLS IN BENIN CITY, NIGERIA.|
|Authors:||Ekhaise, F. O.|
Odia, I. J.
|Publisher:||Journal of Nigerian Environmental Society (JNES)|
|Series/Report no.:||5(5);10 – 16.|
|Abstract:||The microbiological and physicochemical qualities of swimming pools in Benin City Metropolis were investigated to assess the effect of human activities on the water quality. The microbiological parameter studied were total population counts, which had values ranging from 0.56 to 1.54x102 cfu/ml for station 1, 0.68 to 2.18 x 102 cfu/ml for station 2 and 0.59 to 1.55 x 102 cfu/ml for station 3 at before use and after for bacterial isolates. The mean results obtained for the total fungi counts ranges from 3.3 to 8. 0 x 101cfu/ml for station 1, 2.5 to 8.0 x 101cfu/ml for station 2 and 2.7 to 7.7 x 101cfu/ml for station 3 at before use and after use respectively. The mean MPN values ranged from 5.7 to 14MPN/100ml for station 1, 6 to 17MPN/100ml for station 2 and 4.7 to 14MPN/100m1 for station 3 at the before use and after use respectively. Microorganisms isolated include Enterobacter aerogens, Esaherichia coli, Stepaylococcus aureus, Kiebsiella sp. Rhizopus stolonifer, Candida sp. and Fusarium oxysporum. Physicochemical parameters studied revealed that the swimming pools showed some parameters whole values were higher than the WHO tolerant levels, others fell within the WHO acceptable limits.|
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