New Research Reveals WWTPs Can Get 'Sick'

New Research Reveals WWTPs Can Get 'Sick'

Researchers have shown there is a relationship between virus concentration and the amount of dissolved organic carbon present in the effluent water. More of this carbon in the effluent water means increased oxygen consumption in the surrounding bodies of water where the effluent is discharged, which could have negative impacts on nearby aquatic ecosystems. (Photo by Chalmers University of Technology, Gryaab, Emelie Asplund)

Much like humans, wastewater treatment plants can get sick, due to viral attacks. Now, new research from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden reveals the implications for the surrounding environment in case the plant catches a cold.

The efficient running of wastewater...

Please login or register to view TPO articles. It's free, fast and easy!


Comments on this site are submitted by users and are not endorsed by nor do they reflect the views or opinions of COLE Publishing, Inc. Comments are moderated before being posted.