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Pathogens in biosolids

Project Number # 4015

Pathogens in biosolids

Project Leader:  Karen Schwarz

To determine the decay rates of E. coli, S. typhimurium, bacteriophage (MS2) and adenovirus in biosolids-amended soil used in agriculture. The die off rates of these pathogens has been tested over the duration of the growing season in a wheat crop at sites in the central wheatbelt of Western Australia and in South Australia.