Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191956
Title:
Transport of MS-2 virus through saturated soil columns
Author:
Bradford, Alan William,1961-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Ground-water recharge and septic tank releases are sources of viruses that can contaminate ground water. This study was designed to characterize the movement of MS-2 virus, through two saturated, sandy soils. Virus suspended in tap water was used to conduct adsorption and tracer experiments in soil columns at 4 and 24 0C. Results that showed adsorption of virus ranged from 0 to 68% were significantly less than the previously reported adsorption of human enteric viruses to soils. The movement of MS-2 through soil columns was compared to that of the conservative tracer bromide. MS-2 moved at approximately the same mean velocity as the water and the bromide, unlike the greater mean velocity for MS-2 observed in a previous study. The low dispersion observed in these tracer studies may be attributable to the relatively fine grain-size of the soils under study.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Soil microbiology.; Soilborne infection.; Viral pollution of water.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Gerba, Charles P.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTransport of MS-2 virus through saturated soil columnsen_US
dc.creatorBradford, Alan William,1961-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBradford, Alan William,1961-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractGround-water recharge and septic tank releases are sources of viruses that can contaminate ground water. This study was designed to characterize the movement of MS-2 virus, through two saturated, sandy soils. Virus suspended in tap water was used to conduct adsorption and tracer experiments in soil columns at 4 and 24 0C. Results that showed adsorption of virus ranged from 0 to 68% were significantly less than the previously reported adsorption of human enteric viruses to soils. The movement of MS-2 through soil columns was compared to that of the conservative tracer bromide. MS-2 moved at approximately the same mean velocity as the water and the bromide, unlike the greater mean velocity for MS-2 observed in a previous study. The low dispersion observed in these tracer studies may be attributable to the relatively fine grain-size of the soils under study.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil microbiology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoilborne infection.en_US
dc.subject.lcshViral pollution of water.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairGerba, Charles P.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc222012522en_US
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