Methods for Detection of Viruses in Water and Wastewater


Viruses present in water might be harmful for human health and life. Nowadays over 100 pathogenic human virus species occur in water polluted with sewage. Chlorination, which is the most popular disinfection method is not able to remove easily viruses from treated water. Due to this, it’s necessary to detect viruses in water before treatment in order to determine disinfectant dose and to ensure the sanitary safety level of treated water. The aim of this article is to review viruses detection methods as well as the problems related to implementation of those methods in analysis of water and wastewater samples.

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Hryniszyn, A. , Skonieczna, M. and Wiszniowski, J. (2013) Methods for Detection of Viruses in Water and Wastewater. Advances in Microbiology, 3, 442-449. doi: 10.4236/aim.2013.35060.

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