Project #4774

Molecular Methods for Measuring Pathogen Viability/Infectivity

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Dr. Hyunyoung Jang
University of Michigan
Microbes & Pathogens
Advanced Treatment
Reuse, Direct Potable
Reuse, Indirect Potable


This project sought to address the major knowledge gaps related to the fate of infective human norovirus (HuNoV) and the ability to control and monitor HuNoV through potable reuse treatment. The research applied state-of-the-art technologies to ultimately measure the first inactivation rate constants for HuNoV in water treatment, with a focus on disinfection by UV254. Project results can be used in the future for more difficult-to-treat viruses and water treatment processes. Published in 2021.

Originally funded as WERF project Reuse-15-07.