Enhancing Control of Norovirus in Water with Improved Detection Methods
This webcast shared findings from the recently completed project Molecular Methods for Measuring Pathogen Viability/Infectivity (4774). This project focused on a crucial public health concern—the fate of infective human norovirus (HuNoV) and our ability to control and monitor it through potable reuse treatment. The presenters described a number of state-of-the art technologies used to measure the first inactivation rate constants for HuNoV in water treatment. The research team focused primarily on UV254 due to its growing importance and application in water treatment. The tools that developed, validated, and applied in this research can be used in the future for many more difficult-to-treat viruses and water treatment processes.
Krista Rule Wigginton, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan
Nicole Rockey, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Brian Pecson, PhD, Director of Engineering, Trussell Technologies
Grace Jang, PhD, Research Program Manager, The Water Research Foundation