Quantitative Analyses of Pollution-Indicator and Pathogenic Bacteria in Mumbai Waters from Ballast Water Exchange Perspective

@article{Ramaiah2005QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative Analyses of Pollution-Indicator and Pathogenic Bacteria in Mumbai Waters from Ballast Water Exchange Perspective},
  author={N. Seetha Ramaiah and Vrushali Kolhe and A. Sadhasivan},
  journal={Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
  year={2005},
  volume={104},
  pages={295-308}
}
As large numbers of ships either take in ballast from or discharge their ballast into the Mumbai Harbor region, it is pertinent to quantify microorganisms of health concerns and suggest on the suitability of water for ballasting purposes. To meet with this main aim, a selected set of general and pathogenic bacterial groups and their seasonal variations were studied from the Mumbai Harbor area. Sampling was carried out during postmonsoon (November 2001), pre-monsoon (April 2002) and monsoon… CONTINUE READING