Agricultural reuse of pond effluent and quantitative microbial risk assessment

Gang Xie, Ming Li, Maxim Sheludchenko, S Melvin, A Padovan, S Kozak, B Van Den Akker, Kerrie Mengersen, Peter Dunn, Hong Zhang, Charles LEMCKERT, Helen Stratton, Anne Roiko

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Pond effluent could be an important alternative water source for agricultural irrigation due to its low cost, good pathogen removal rate and nutrient richness, and reliability of supply. The microbial hazards are the primary concern of the public health protection requirements for the use of recycled water. Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) is promoted in the Australian water recycling guidelines for managing risk of reuse schemes. Using rotavirus as a reference pathogen in characterizing human health hazard, this paper effectively demonstrates how to apply QMRA analysis for decision making in health risk assessment for a water recycling scheme
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 Ozwater Conference - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 12 May 201514 May 2015


Conference2015 Ozwater Conference
Abbreviated titleOZWATER
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