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Virucidal efficacy of sewage disinfectants with particular particular regard to molluscan shellfisheries (WAS AE0405) - AE1104


Summary objectives:-

Assess the methods adopted by Water PLCs to disinfect sewage
effluent and ensure they effectively inactivate bacterial
and viral pathogens of concern to shellfish cultivation.

Key customer purpose:-

Enable MAFF to assess the effectiveness of effluent
disinfectant schemes proposed by Water PLCs thus protecting
vulnerable bivalve fisheries.
1. To establish under field conditions the relative
contamination of shellfish with bacterial and viral
indicators following a variety of effluent disinfection

2. To determine the inactivation of known bacterial and
viral pathogens by laboratory simulation of proposed sewage
disinfection procedures.

Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Final Report AE1104   (2065k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1993

To: 1996

Cost: £167,142
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Surrey, Biological Sciences
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine