MICROBIAL EXAMINATION OF BOTTLED WATER AVAILABLE IN LOCAL MARKET OF LAHORE
Arifa Tahir
Microbiology Research Center, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Bottled water, MPN method, Coliform
Abstract

The present work describes the microbial examination of six samples of bottled water collected from Defence market of Lahore. Six samples (Wah, Classic, Nestle, Askari, Aqua Safe, and Sparkletts) were analyzed for total viable count and coliform count. The serial dilution such as 10-2 was prepared for the study of microbial load. The pour plate method was employed for the estimation of microorganisms. The total viable count ranged from 1.0 x 102 to 16.80 x 102 TVC/ml. The results reported are the average of three replicates. The MPN method was employed for the detection of coliform. The coliform bacteria were not detected in any of the bottled water sample. It was however; found that total viable count of all bottled water samples was much higher than the IBWA and PCRWR standards. The microbial quality of bottled water samples were not up to the mark because samples were showing higher bacterial count so it will effect on the health of the consumer.

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Identifiers and Pagination:
Year:2011
Volume:3
First Page:431
Last Page:437
Publisher Id:JAppPharm (2011 ). 3. 431-437
Article History:
Received:May 28, 2011
Accepted:September 5, 2011
Collection year:2011
First Published:October 20, 2011


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Marburg, Germany

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Welcome to the research group of Prof. Dr. Cornelia M. Keck in Marburg. Cornelia M. Keck is a pharmacist and obtained her PhD in 2006 from the Freie Universität (FU) in Berlin. In 2009 she was appointed as Adjunct Professor for Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Nanotechnology at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and in 2011 she obtained her Venia legendi (Habilitation) at the Freie Universität Berlin and was appointed as a Professor for Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. Since 2016 she is Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Her field of research is the development and characterization of innovative nanocarriers for improved delivery of poorly soluble actives for healthcare and cosmetics. Prof. Keck is executive board member of the German Association of Nanotechnology (Deutscher Verband Nanotechnologie), Vize-chairman of the unit „Dermocosmetics“ at the German Society of Dermopharmacy, active member in many pharmaceutical societies and member of the BfR Committee for Cosmetics at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

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Abbreviation: J App Pharm
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21065/19204159
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