Interview G.J. Medema - Gertjan Medema (KWR): "SARS-CoV2 as other coronaviruses, are not spread via the water cycle"
“The Dutch water research institute KWR has been testing substances in urban sewage water for almost ten years. When the coronavirus outbreak began and before the first case was announced in Holland, KWR’s researchers believed that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 could be found in sewage water from the stools of infected people. Since then, microbiologists have been working to detect the new coronavirus in wastewater treatment plants and on March 15 their preliminary results detected the virus gene fragments of SARS-CoV-2.
We spoke with Prof. Gertjan Medema, Principal Microbiologist at KWR, to find out a bit more about their latest research and what their results mean for the global wastewater industry.”
(Citation: Tempest, O. – Interview G.J. Medema – Gertjan Medema (KWR): “SARS-CoV2 as other coronaviruses, are not spread via the water cycle” – www.smartwatermagazine.com (2020)30 maart)