New strategies for the detection of pathogens from industrial wastewater samples

Belinda C. Ferrari, Raquel Ibáñez Peral, Kate Stoner, Quach Truong

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Abstract

As increasing water shortages continue, water re-use is posing new challenges with treated wastewater becoming a significant source of non-potable water. Rapid detection strategies that target waterborne pathogens of concern to industry are gaining importance in the assessment of water quality. Recent government initiatives recognise the need for change, with regulations now aimed at reducing water consumption per person while increasing the reuse or recycling of wastewater (Anonymous, 2003; Anonymous, 2004). However, the safe management of recycled or re-use water is a pressing concern for non-traditional sources to be acceptable by the community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference proceedings
Subtitle of host publication1st Australian Young Water Professionals Conference, The Scientia, UNSW Sydney, February 15th-17th 2006
EditorsM. V. Storey, P. LeClech
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherUNSW
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0646457551
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAustralian Young Water Professionals Conference (1st : 2006) - Sydney
Duration: 15 Feb 200617 Feb 2006

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Young Water Professionals Conference (1st : 2006)
CitySydney
Period15/02/0617/02/06

Keywords

  • industrial
  • wastewater
  • fluorescence
  • Cryptosporidium
  • reuse
  • multiplexing

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