Thermo Fisher Scientific
The detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in wastewater has rapidly become a significant tool to address the ongoing pandemic. Wastewater detection of SARS-CoV-2 is particularly useful where significant numbers of asymptomatic infections occur. A balanced nutrient ratio is essential if the microorganisms are to function at maximum efficiency. The most important of these nutrients are nitrogen and phosphorus. It is helpful to know how many people are contributing to the wastewater so that detected amounts of RNA can be compared or ‘normalized’ to fecal load. Other important environmental factors need to be considered in order to provide context and meaning to the results so that trends can be interpreted. Site profiling is also necessary in determining a baseline for biomarkers at each site. Several options exist that may allow estimation of relative human fecal load including biomarkers such as ammoniacal nitrogen, urea and creatinine.
Determining the basic chemical reference parameters such as pH, conductivity, and population biomarkers for a large number of samples on daily basis is highly challenging. Discrete analyzer consolidates these parameters and offers a high throughput solution.
In this interactive webinar, Reg Godwin, from the Environment Agency UK, will present sewage water monitoring by discrete analyzer for population biomarkers and share their early study results. Dr. Hari Narayanan will provide an overview of discrete analyzers and sewage water applications.
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