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Particle protection of pathogens from disinfection

Project Number # 4508-14

How do particles in recycled water protect pathogens from disinfection?

Project Leader:  Charndeep Singh Chahal

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High number of particles in wastewater poses a challenge to disinfection processes. They can protect pathogens from disinfection processes in different ways which requires extra steps such as filtration to remove them. Understanding the particle pathogen interactions will help produce safe recycled water with minimal by-products at lower costs.

Supervisor:  Dr Paul Monis and Dr Ben van den Akker [SA Water Corporation] and Dr Fiona Young [Flinders University]

Sponsor:      Melbourne Water

 Mentor:       Dr Suzanne Froscio [SA Health]



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