Pond effluent could be an important alternative water source for agricultural irrigation due to its low cost, good pathogen removal rate and nutrient richness, and reliability of supply. The microbial hazards are the primary concern of the public health protection requirements for the use of recycled water. Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) is promoted in the Australian water recycling guidelines for managing risk of reuse schemes. Using rotavirus as a reference pathogen in characterizing human health hazard, this paper effectively demonstrates how to apply QMRA analysis for decision making in health risk assessment for a water recycling scheme.
2015 Ozwater Conference, Adelaide, Australia 12-14 May 2015
Proceedings of the 2015 Ozwater Conference / pp.1-7