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Alternative methods in tracking sources of microbial contamination in waters

A key factor in the management and remediation of impaired ground-   and surface water is the ability to distinguish the sources of   faecal contamination. Several approaches have been adopted as   microbial source tracking methods (MST), which are generally   classified as culturing, phenotypic, genetic, and chemical MST. None   of the techniques used thus far can be considered a standard;   important factors, such as the statistical correlation between the   source and the faecal indicator and the understanding of the   environmental fate of the faecal pollutants, still need attention.    The most promising MST methods available today are based on the   genetic fingerprinting of faecal micro-organisms. However, research   is very active also in the investigation of pharmaceuticals and   personal care products discharged in the environment together with   faecal waste. An updated overview of MST methods to distinguish   human from animal sources of faecal pollution is presented here,  focusing particularly on the potentialities of new chemical tracers.    (microbial source tracking); (MST); (bacterial source tracking);   (BST)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Nihar BiswasPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 1 projects
Jatinder BewtraResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Andrew HubbersteyResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Agencies
NSERC Discovery Grant $ 0.00CADEstimates

Funding 1 projects for a total of $0.00
Scope of Study
Literature / Existing Data
Scale of Phenomena
Cellular
Resource Being Monitored
Human Health
Annex Numbers
Pollution from Contaminated Groundwater
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Research & Development
Annex 17
Control technologies for treatment of municipal and industrial effluents/emissions
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Pollution from Contaminated Groundwater
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Control technologies for treatment of municipal and industrial effluents/emissions

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