- Project No 4015
- Project Name Pathogens in biosolids
- Lead Organisation Water Corporation
- Research Lead Curtin University
- Main Researcher Karen Schwarz
- Completion Year 2012
This project determined 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 were 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.
PhD Thesis completed by Karen Rosemary Schwarz in March 2012.