Bacterial survival and dispersal in spray irrigation aerosols

@inproceedings{Donnison2004BacterialSA,
  title={Bacterial survival and dispersal in spray irrigation aerosols},
  author={Andrea Donnison and Catherine Bourland Ross and Mike Noonan and Gavin Fisher and Jacob E. Waller},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract New Zealand environmental authorities favour land‐based treatment for wastewaters of faecal origin. However, microbial aerosols from spray irrigation could be a health risk. This study investigated bacterial survival in irrigation aerosols in 105 field trials in spring and summer. Serratia entomophila and tracer spores of Bacillus subtilis var. niger were added to well water at about 105 ml−1 and sprayed onto a flat paddock through either a high‐pressure horticultural sprayer (1400 kPa… CONTINUE READING

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