MICROBIC QUALITY (CF/SF) AND SOME PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PARAMETERS IN SURFACE WATERS IN THE REGION OF SHKODRA, ALBANIA
- 1. Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
- 2. Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
Abstract: Today, everywhere in the world, even in Albania, microbial and chemical pollution of natural surface waters remains a problem, where there are still no sewage treatment plants. This situation is also problematic for the region of Shkodra, since most of the various surface waters of this region are not treated in advance. This paper has studied the CF/Sf microbial parameters and some physico-chemical parameters such as temperature, pH, nitrites, turbidity, in 12 stations in Lake Shkodra, Buna River and Velipoja lagoon. The study provides preliminary data for the parameters analyzed during the 4 months, June-September 2023. The main source of the pollution of these waters is from human activities and measures still truncated by the lack of preliminary treatment, mainly by microorganisms. The aim was to understand the levels of pollution and the possible causes of pollution in the quality of these water resources with many uses in this region.