Community-based Tool for Water Quality Monitoring
The Hydrogen Sulphide Paper-strip Test: A Community-based Tool for Water Quality Monitoring

A low-cost alternative test for bacteria to reveal possible faecal contamination in drinking water which is simple and easy to interpret is the Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) paper-strip test. Hydrogen sulphide producing bacteria are associated with the presence of faecal contamination and may be used as indicator organisms for faecal contamination.

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The PathoScreen test produced by the HACH Company in USA is commercially available and is based on the same scientific principles as the H2S paper-strip test. You can read more on this commercially available product through the link below.
Relevant Literature

Some of the relevant literature that is currently available as resource tools can be viewed via the following links:

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