↓ Skip to main content

A theoretical approach to assess microbial risks due to failures in drinking water systems

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Environmental Health Research, June 2003
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#30 of 153)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (66th percentile)

Mentioned by

policy
1 policy source

Citations

dimensions_citation
57 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
63 Mendeley
Title
A theoretical approach to assess microbial risks due to failures in drinking water systems
Published in
International Journal of Environmental Health Research, June 2003
DOI 10.1080/0960312031000098080
Pubmed ID
Authors

T Westrell, O Bergstedt, Ta Stenström, Nj Ashbolt

Abstract

A failure in treatment or in the distribution network of a surface water-works could have serious consequences due to the variable raw water quality in combination with an extended distribution. The aim of this study was to examine the theoretical impact of incidents in the drinking water system on the annual risk of infection in a population served by a large water treatment plant in Sweden. Reported incidents in the system were examined and a microbial risk assessment that included three pathogens, Cryptosporidium parvum, rotavirus and Campylobacter jejuni, was performed. The main risk incidents in water treatment were associated with sub-optimal particle removal or disinfection malfunction. Incidents in the distribution network included cross-connections and microbial pollution of reservoirs and local networks. The majority of the annual infections were likely to be due to pathogens passing treatment during normal operation and not due to failures, thus adding to the endemic rate. Among the model organisms, rotavirus caused the largest number of infections. Decentralised water treatment with membranes was also considered in which failures upstream fine-pored membranes would have little impact as long as the membranes were kept intact.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 63 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 5%
United Kingdom 2 3%
Portugal 1 2%
Unknown 57 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 27%
Student > Master 16 25%
Researcher 13 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 10%
Unspecified 4 6%
Other 7 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 22 35%
Environmental Science 13 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 14%
Unspecified 8 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 9 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2016.
All research outputs
#1,643,802
of 7,012,411 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Environmental Health Research
#30
of 153 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#75,510
of 235,947 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Environmental Health Research
#1
of 4 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 7,012,411 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 64th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 153 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.8. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 55% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 235,947 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 66% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 4 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them