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
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||2015 Ozwater Conference - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia|
Duration: 12 May 2015 → 14 May 2015
|Conference||2015 Ozwater Conference|
|Period||12/05/15 → 14/05/15|
Xie, G., Li, M., Sheludchenko, M., Melvin, S., Padovan, A., Kozak, S., ... Roiko, A. (2015). Agricultural reuse of pond effluent and quantitative microbial risk assessment. 1-7. Paper presented at 2015 Ozwater Conference, Adelaide, Australia.