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Quantifying pathogen log reduction in Australian activated sludge plants

Flapper, T. G., Campbell, B., Deere, Daniel Alun, Blackbeard, J. and Halliwell, David 2010, Quantifying pathogen log reduction in Australian activated sludge plants, Water, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 56-62.


Title Quantifying pathogen log reduction in Australian activated sludge plants
Author(s) Flapper, T. G.
Campbell, B.
Deere, Daniel Alun
Blackbeard, J.
Halliwell, David
Journal name Water
Volume number 37
Issue number 1
Start page 56
End page 62
Total pages 7
Publisher Mahlab Media
Place of publication Balmain, N.S.W.
Publication date 2010-02-01
ISSN 0310-0367
Summary This work describes the prediction of pathogen reduction performance of Australian activated sludge plants (ASPs) and enables the effect of 'upset' plant conditions on pathogen reduction to be integrated into treatment plant management plans and critical control points (CCPs). The project outcomes assist with the implementation of Australian national and state water recycling guidelines, and aim to minimise the costs associated with validation and management of recycled water plants. This will inform regulators as to the scientifically warranted log reduction value (LRV) of protozoa, viruses and bacteria that can be attributed to ASPs. This paper reports on two major project tasks: a literature review on pathogen and indicator reduction by ASPs; and collation and analysis of Australian ASP data sets that report pathogen and indicator reduction. It was found that a pathogen log 10 reduction value of 1.0 to 3.0 can be attributed to the activated sludge process. Further Pilot Plant work investigating the effect of sludge age on LRV will be presented at Ozwater 2010.
Language eng
Field of Research MD Multidisciplinary
HERDC Research category CN.1 Other journal article
Copyright notice ©2010, Australian Water Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30087272

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
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