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Comparative enteric viruses and coliphage removal during wastewater treatment processes in a sub-tropical environment

Overview of attention for article published in Science of the Total Environment, March 2018
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Title
Comparative enteric viruses and coliphage removal during wastewater treatment processes in a sub-tropical environment
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Science of the Total Environment, March 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.265
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J.P.S. Sidhu, K. Sena, L. Hodgers, A. Palmer, S. Toze

Abstract

Microbiological safety of reclaimed water is one of the most important issues in managing potential health risks related to wastewater recycling. Presence and removal of human adenovirus (HAdV), human polyomavirus (HPyV), human torque teno virus (HTtV) and somatic coliphage family Microviridae in three wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) in sub-tropical Brisbane, Australia was investigated. All three WWTPs employ activated sludge process with added on Bardenpho process for nutrient removal. HPyV, HAdV, HTtV and Microviridae were consistently detected in the influent (10(5) to 10(6) Genomic copies (GC) L(-1)) and secondary treated effluent (10(2) to 10(3)GCL(-)(1)). The results of this study suggest that, under appropriate conditions, WWTPs with activated sludge process in sub-tropical climate could be an effective treatment barrier with >3 log10 removal of enteric virus. The geometric mean of pooled data for each virus from all sites showed the highest removal for HPyV (3.65 log10) and lowest for HAdV (2.79 log10) which was statistically significant (p=0.00001). Whereas, the removal rate of HTtV and Microviridae was identical (2.81 log10). A poor correlation between the presence of enteric virus in influent or effluent with routinely monitored physicochemical parameters suggests limited use of physicochemical parameters as predictors of enteric virus presence. High prevalence of HAdV in influent and effluent combined with comparatively low removal suggest that it could be used as a model microorganism for determining enteric virus removal efficacy. Additional tertiary treatment may be required prior to effluent reuse for non-potable purposes or discharge into the recreational waters to prevent exposure of people to health hazards.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Belgium 1 5%
Unknown 20 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 38%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 19%
Unspecified 3 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Other 2 10%
Other 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 6 29%
Environmental Science 5 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 14%
Engineering 2 10%
Other 2 10%

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 23 April 2018.
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#6,318,487
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#4,301
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#109,019
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#172
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