Effect of water treatment processes on Cryptosporidium infectivity.

  title={Effect of water treatment processes on Cryptosporidium infectivity.},
  author={Alexandra R Keegan and David Daminato and Christopher P. Saint and Paul T. Monis},
  journal={Water research},
  volume={42 6-7},
Conventional water treatment processes have the ability to remove Cryptosporidium oocysts through coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation and filtration, provided there is efficient management of plant performance. The potential exists for the breakthrough of oocysts through the treatment train. The effect of the water treatment chemical aluminium sulphate (alum) on Cryptosporidium oocyst infectivity has been assessed using an assay that combines cell culture and real-time polymerase chain… CONTINUE READING