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Coronavirus found in Paris sewage points to early warning system

23-04-2020
COVID-19, coronavirus, sewage sampling, wastewater, wastewater treatment plant

By sampling sewage across greater Paris for more than one month, researchers have detected a rise and fall in novel coronavirus concentrations that correspond to the shape of the COVID-19 outbreak in the region, where a lockdown is now suppressing spread of the disease. Although several research groups have reported detecting coronavirus in …

Study says poop provides early sign coronavirus cases will rise

03-04-2020
Netherlands, COVID-19, coronavirus, research, study, wastewater treatment, sewage

Scientists in the Netherlands recently detected COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in a city’s sewage system before any cases were officially reported by human testing, indicating that wastewater tests could be used as an early warning sign of rising coronavirus cases. Researchers found COVID-19 in the wastewater in the city …

Coronavirus panic causing unprecedented blockages in Auckland's sewage system

13-03-2020
Auckland, New Zealand, coronavirus, sewage, wastewater treatment

Big coronavirus panic buying is leading to big problems in Auckland's wastewater systems – wet wipes flushed down toilets are causing pumping stations to break down weekly when normally they have problems only once or twice a year. Repairs for breakdowns are costing ratepayers three times as much as regular maintenance. Watercare staff say …

De Nora OMNIPURE™ Series 64 G2 Ex marine sewage treatment systems achieve IMO and BV Dual Rated Hazardous Area type certification

27-02-2020
De Nora, sewage treatment, certification

De Nora has announced that their latest generation OMNIPURE™ sewage treatment system has achieved IMO and BV Marine Type Approval certification. The OMNIPURETM Series 64 G2 Ex, approved for IECEx and ATEX certification by CML in 2019, is the first marine sewage treatment system with IMO, IECEx and ATEX certifications in a single, …