Biojournal of Science and Technology (BJST)

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Biojournal of Science and Technology
Volume 5, ISSN:2410-9754, Article ID: m170004

Research Article

Disinfection of Supplied Drinking Water by Poly-Herbal Preparation

Sultan Abu Saleh Mahmud1#, Shaila Haque1#, Dayanidhi Sarker2, Dai Ayusawa3, Mohammad Nazir Hossain1*

1Department of Biochemistry, Primeasia University, Banani, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.

2Department of Microbiology,Primeasia University, Banani, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.

3International Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Yokohama City University, Japan

# Equal contribution

Date of Acceptance: Monday, December 5, 2016
Date of Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Address corresponds to
Dr. Mohammad Nazir Hossain Department of Biochemistry,
Primeasia University, Banani, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.
E-mail: nazir.hossain@primeasia.edu.bd

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Sultan Abu Saleh Mahmud, Shaila Haque, Dayanidhi Sarker, Dai Ayusawa, Mohammad Nazir Hossain.Disinfection of Supplied Drinking Water by Poly-Herbal Preparation.Biojournal of Science and Technology.Vol:5,2017

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ABSTRACT

Disinfection of drinking water is very important to prevent the waterborne disease caused by various pathogenic infections.Dhaka isone ofthe most densely populated megacities in the worldwhere safe drinking water remains as one of the major pervasive problems.Previous studies showed thatboth surface water, and supplied water by Dhaka Water Supply & Sewerage Authority (WASA)are heavily contaminated with a variety of pathogenic bacteria and thus, a huge number of people has been suffering from waterborne diseases round the year.Although, there are severaleffective modern methods for water purificationbuttheymight pose chemical threats to the human health.In thepresentstudy, wehave used the ancient Ayurvedic knowledge to explorethecheap and effective methodsfor disinfectingsuppliedcommonly consumed drinking water. Accordingly, we have chosen eight different popular localherbs and preparedseveral poly-herbal combinations of these herbs. Interestingly, among these combinations,threepoly-herbal combinations found to be very effective to disinfectthecontaminated drinkingwater.Although, the results are promising, further research isnecessary toreveal the molecular mechanism of actions of the poly-herbal combinations aspotentdisinfectant.

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