The effect of active charcoal filter on viability of bacteria isolated from the tap water in Sarajevo

TitleThe effect of active charcoal filter on viability of bacteria isolated from the tap water in Sarajevo
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
Date Published09/2020
JournalHeritage and Sustainable Development
Volume2
Number2
Type of ArticleResearch article
Publication LanguageEnglish
AuthorsIkanovic, M, Iseni, M
Secondary AuthorsAdilovic, M
Corporate AuthorsHromic-Jahjefendic, A
KeywordsTap Water in Sarajevo; Tap Water Contamination; Bacteria; Charcoal Filter
Abstract

Clean water is essential to our existence and problems might arise when it becomes contaminated with different pathogens, which might pose a threat to human health. Tap water is generally considered drinkable since it passes different forms of disinfection during processing. Some households have additional disinfection procedures, the most common one being the usage of charcoal filters, in order to further clean the tap water from both undesirable solvents and microorganisms. In the first independent study of this kind, we have tested tap water for bacteria from five different locations in Sarajevo, and we have tested the efficiency of charcoal filter in trapping of bacteria. According to regulations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, there should be 1 colony forming unit (CFU) per 50ul of water sample, which was satisfied in only one location from Sarajevo, while one had significantly higher levels (6.7, p val. 0.0148). Overall, the charcoal filter has decreased the number of bacteria in the water, with the exception of one sample

DOI10.37868/hsd.v2i2.46
Refereed DesignationRefereed