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ABSTRACT: In this paper, the samples of Emergency departments water were collected in sterilized flasks from general hospitals of the Syrian Coast, during the period (15/5/2015 to 20-11 - 2015). The water samples were analyzed for pH, Turbidity, Electrical conductivity, TDS, Sal%, Iron, Copper, Ammonia, Nitrate, Nitrite, Sulphate, Phosphate, Chloride, as well as the microbial analysis. The result was: the physicochemical values of hospital water samples were within a permissible limit by the standard procedure mentioned in WHO and Syrian standards S.N.S:45/2007, the microbial analysis shows that hospital water got polluted with E. coli and Coli form. The purpose of this study is to make physicochemical and microbiological tests to assess the safety of hospital water on patients' health.

KEYWORDS: Emergency departments, hospital water, pH, E.coli, TDS, Turbidity, conductivity

SOURCE: http://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2017-10-1-1

DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00001.4