Occurrence of enteroviruses and Giardia cysts in sewage sludge before and after anaerobic digestion

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Title:
Occurrence of enteroviruses and Giardia cysts in sewage sludge before and after anaerobic digestion
Author:
Soares, Ana Cristina Fermino, 1964-
Issue Date:
1990
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:
The disposal of anaerobically digested sewage sludge onto farmland in Pima county has created the need to evaluate the potential public health impact of pathogens which are indigenous to sewage and may be present in sludge. The occurrence of enteroviruses and Giardia cysts in sewage sludge before and after anaerobic digestion was monitored for a period of 14 months. This study showed that significant concentrations of enteroviruses and Giardia cysts are present in anaerobically digested sewage sludge being applied to farmland in Pima County. The concentration of Giardia cysts ranged from 1.33 x 103 to 8.6 x 104 per liter of raw sludge and 2.0 x 103 to 2.8 x 104 per liter of treated sludge. The concentration of enteroviruses in sludge ranged from 1.74 x 102 to 1.28 x 104 per liter before anaerobic digestion and from <2 to 5.63 x 10 2 per liter after treatment. The percentage of virus removal after anaerobic sludge digestion varied from 73% to >99.95%. Methods to study the fate of enteroviruses in the sludge-soil matrix were also evaluated. An increase in the ratio of eluant to solids seemed to enhance virus recoveries from sludge:soil mixtures.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Public Health.; Engineering, Sanitary and Municipal.; Health Sciences, Public Health.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleOccurrence of enteroviruses and Giardia cysts in sewage sludge before and after anaerobic digestionen_US
dc.creatorSoares, Ana Cristina Fermino, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSoares, Ana Cristina Fermino, 1964-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_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.abstractThe disposal of anaerobically digested sewage sludge onto farmland in Pima county has created the need to evaluate the potential public health impact of pathogens which are indigenous to sewage and may be present in sludge. The occurrence of enteroviruses and Giardia cysts in sewage sludge before and after anaerobic digestion was monitored for a period of 14 months. This study showed that significant concentrations of enteroviruses and Giardia cysts are present in anaerobically digested sewage sludge being applied to farmland in Pima County. The concentration of Giardia cysts ranged from 1.33 x 103 to 8.6 x 104 per liter of raw sludge and 2.0 x 103 to 2.8 x 104 per liter of treated sludge. The concentration of enteroviruses in sludge ranged from 1.74 x 102 to 1.28 x 104 per liter before anaerobic digestion and from <2 to 5.63 x 10 2 per liter after treatment. The percentage of virus removal after anaerobic sludge digestion varied from 73% to >99.95%. Methods to study the fate of enteroviruses in the sludge-soil matrix were also evaluated. An increase in the ratio of eluant to solids seemed to enhance virus recoveries from sludge:soil mixtures.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Public Health.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Sanitary and Municipal.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Public Health.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342675en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26592939en_US
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