Characterising aquifer treatment for pathogens in managed aquifer recharge

Page, D., Dillon, P., Toze, S. and Sidhu, J. P. S. (2010) Characterising aquifer treatment for pathogens in managed aquifer recharge. Water Science and Technology, 62 9: 2009-2015. doi:10.2166/wst.2010.539

Author Page, D.
Dillon, P.
Toze, S.
Sidhu, J. P. S.
Title Characterising aquifer treatment for pathogens in managed aquifer recharge
Journal name Water Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0273-1223
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2166/wst.2010.539
Volume 62
Issue 9
Start page 2009
End page 2015
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher I W A Publishing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this study the value of subsurface treatment of urban stormwater during Aquifer Storage Transfer Recovery (ASTR) is characterised using quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) methodology. The ASTR project utilizes a multi-barrier treatment train to treat urban stormwater but to date the role of the aquifer has not been quantified. In this study it was estimated that the aquifer barrier provided 1.4, 2.6, >6.0 log10 removals for rotavirus, Cryptosporidium and Campylobacter respectively based on pathogen diffusion chamber results. The aquifer treatment barrier was found to vary in importance vis-à-vis the pre-treatment via a constructed wetland and potential post-treatment options of UV-disinfection and chlorination for the reference pathogens. The risk assessment demonstrated that the human health risk associated with potable reuse of stormwater can be mitigated (disability adjusted life years, DALYs <1 x 10-6) if the aquifer is integrated with suitable post treatment options into a treatment train to attenuate pathogens
and protect human health.
© IWA Publishing 2010
Keyword Campylobacter
Quantitative microbial risk assessment
Managed aquifer recharge
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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