SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Route in Wastewater and Possible Solutions

  • Veerababu P Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, CSIR, Bhavnagar, Gujarat 364002, India
  • Banajarani Panda Department of Earth sciences, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu -608002, India
  • Dhiraj Kr Singh Grass Roots Research and Creation India (P) Ltd, New Delhi, Delhi 110019, India
Keywords: Corona Virus, Pandemic, Waste Water, SARS-CoV-2

Abstract

In the view of present SARS-CoV-2 pandemic a study on the presence of this novel virus in wastewater treatment facilities is proposed. Other coronavirus species are known to survive in wastewater for days to weeks. Present data also shows that SARS-CoV-2 can be present in waste product generated by infected humans. This generated waste can be source of this virus to wastewater stream and being an enveloped virus can survive for longer period, which can be aerosolized and act as secondary transmission source. Here we propose this pathway of transmission should be rigorously studied, especially in countries like India, where minimum hygiene and sanitation can be tough to achieve because of high population density. We further propose to look into different disinfection methods, which can be most useful to deactivate this lethal virus

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2021-10-30
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