EVALUATION OF CHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL QUALITY FOR SOME BOTTLED WATER THAT AVAIABLE IN LOCAL MARKETS

EVALUATION OF CHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL QUALITY FOR SOME BOTTLED WATER THAT AVAIABLE IN LOCAL MARKETS

  • Ahmed Abdullah Hamad Alobaidy
  • Mahmood Mustafa Almahdawi
Keywords: Bottled water, Water quality, Water characteristics.

Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate the bottled water quality for the six-producing companies in Baghdad city, where selected six brands which are the most marketed in the Iraqi market, especially in Baghdad, where taking the proper amount of bottled water in September 2015 and included the studied characteristics (EC , pH ,TDS, Turbidity, Ca+2, Mg+2, Cl-, No3-, So4-2, HCO3-, Na+ and K+) in addition to the total population of bacteria aerobic and coliform, and compare the results with the standard specifications of the Iraqi and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as to compare the results of sampling specifications mentioned on the packaging by the producing companies. The results showed the presence of high significant differences between those values, but this limit does not exceed except for the magnesium ion concentration, where the company Aqua exceeded the allowable limit. As it is proved that the information’s listed on the label values do not reflect the real content of the bottles.

Author Biographies

Ahmed Abdullah Hamad Alobaidy

Biology department, Collage of Sciences, University of Anbar, Anbar, Iraq

Mahmood Mustafa Almahdawi

Biology department, Collage of Sciences, University of Anbar, Anbar, Iraq

Published
2016-09-05