PROTECTING GROUNDWATER FROM VIRAL CONTAMINATION BY SOIL MODIFICATION.

Robert B. Thurman, Charles P Gerba

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Abstract

During land application of domestic wastewater, pathogenic enteric viruses may gain entrance into groundwater. Soil modification to enhance virus removal as a method of groundwater protection is described. Inorganic substances were added to a column of sandy loam to assess their ability to enhance the removal of coliphage MS-2 and poliovirus from tapwater and secondarily treated sewage. Aluminum metal, magnesium oxide and magnesium peroxide when added to the soil were found to significantly enhance virus removal above that observed in control columns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-388
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Environmental Science and Engineering
VolumeA22
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1987

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Viruses
Groundwater
Contamination
Soils
Magnesia
Sewage
Peroxides
Magnesium
Wastewater
Aluminum
Metals

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PROTECTING GROUNDWATER FROM VIRAL CONTAMINATION BY SOIL MODIFICATION. / Thurman, Robert B.; Gerba, Charles P.

In: Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Environmental Science and Engineering, Vol. A22, No. 4, 05.1987, p. 369-388.

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