African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5144

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluating the efficacy of household filters used for the removal of bacterial contaminants from drinking water

Bayable Atnafu Kassa
  • Bayable Atnafu Kassa
  • Institute of Biotechnology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
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Adey Feleke Desta
  • Adey Feleke Desta
  • Department of Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
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Fassil Assefa
  • Fassil Assefa
  • Department of Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 21 April 2020
  •  Accepted: 01 June 2020
  •  Published: 30 June 2020

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