SARS-CoV-2 in sewer systems and connected facilities – ScienceDirect

Highlights: • SARS-CoV-2 has been found in faeces and, in some cases, urine of infected people. • Wastewater and sewage sludge from infected area can contain SARS-CoV-2 RNA. • To date, virulence of SARS−COV-2 in sewage sludge has not been determined. • Wastewater monitoring could help to understand epidemic situation of urban areas. • Identify … More SARS-CoV-2 in sewer systems and connected facilities – ScienceDirect

Computational analysis of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 surveillance by wastewater-based epidemiology locally and globally: Feasibility, economy, opportunities and challenges – ScienceDirect

Highlights: • Wastewater was computationally examined as a matrix for detection of SARS-CoV-2. • One infected individual theoretically is detectable among 100 to 2,000,000 persons. • Temperature and in-sewer travel time severely impact virus detectability. • 2.1 billion people could be monitored globally in 105,600 sewage treatment plants. • Combined use of WBE followed by … More Computational analysis of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 surveillance by wastewater-based epidemiology locally and globally: Feasibility, economy, opportunities and challenges – ScienceDirect

First confirmed detection of SARS-CoV-2 in untreated wastewater in Australia: A proof of concept for the wastewater surveillance of COVID-19 in the community – ScienceDirect

Highlights: • First study that reports the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater in Australia. • The presence of SARS-CoV-2 was confirmed by sequencing. • A median range of 171 to 1090 infected persons was identified in the catchment. • Further methodological and molecular assay validation will be required. First confirmed detection of SARS-CoV-2 in untreated … More First confirmed detection of SARS-CoV-2 in untreated wastewater in Australia: A proof of concept for the wastewater surveillance of COVID-19 in the community – ScienceDirect

SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater: State of the knowledge and research needs – ScienceDirect

Highlights: • Presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater has been reported. • SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater can be used to monitor COVID-19 in a community. • Effective concentration method is needed for recovery of SARS-CoV-2 from wastewater. • Surrogate coronavirus data help to predict survival of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. • Data on the infectivity of … More SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater: State of the knowledge and research needs – ScienceDirect