Effect of an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant on ambient air densities of aerosols containing bacteria and viruses.

Abstract

Bacteria- and virus-containing aerosols were studied during the late summer and fall seasons in a midwestern suburb of the United States before and during the start-up and operation of an unenclosed activated sludge wastewater treatment plant. The study showed that the air in this suburban area contained low-level densities of indicator microorganisms… (More)

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