• Project No 4015
  • Project Name Pathogens in biosolids
  • Lead Organisation Water Corporation
  • Research Lead Curtin University
  • Main Researcher Karen Schwarz
  • Completion Year 2012

National Research Priority: Liveability

Project Description

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.