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Wastewater treatment plants during Covid-19 Pandemic: a safeguard or a hazard?

Al-Khatib, Ma'an Fahmi Rashid (2021) Wastewater treatment plants during Covid-19 Pandemic: a safeguard or a hazard? In: Pandemic and The challenges of Domestic Wastewater Operation, 13-14 October 2021, Kuala Lumpur.

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Although it is unlikely that wastewater will become an important transmission pathway for coronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2, increasing circulation of the virus in the population will increase the virus load into the sewer systems of our cities. Moreover, sewage surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 RNA could be a tool to monitor the circulation of COVID-19 in our communities. It is important to collect information about the occurrence and fate of this new virus in sewage to understand if they pose a health risk to workers exposed to wastewater. The detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater in early stages of the spread of COVID-19 highlights the relevance of this strategy as an early indicator of the infection within a specific population. It is challenging to detect the presence of COVID-19 in WW due to their low abundance after dilution

Item Type: Proceeding Paper (Keynote)
Additional Information: 5595/93530
Uncontrolled Keywords: Covid-19, wastewater, treatment plant, pandemic
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA644.C67 Coronavirus infections. COVID-19 (Disease). COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD785 Municipal refuse. Solid waste
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Ma'an Alkhatib
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2021 16:12
Last Modified: 02 May 2024 12:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93530

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