Survival of Coronaviruses in Water and Wastewater

This paper presents a study in the survival of two representative coronaviruses (feline infectious peritonitis virus, and human coronavirus 229E) in filtered and unfiltered tap water (4 and 23°C) and wastewater (23°C). The survival of these coronaviruses was compared to poliovirus 1 under the same test conditions. Inactivation of coronaviruses in the test water wasContinue reading “Survival of Coronaviruses in Water and Wastewater”

Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents

This review of previously reported studies was published in March 2020, so provides a very current update on the persistence of (human and veterinary) coronaviruses (such as SARS-CoV-2) on surfaces and their inactivation with potential disinfection reagents. The analysis of 22 studies revealed that human coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV or endemic human coronaviruses (HCoV)Continue reading “Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents”

Human Coronaviruses: Insights into Environmental Resistance and Its Influence on the Development of New Antiseptic Strategies

This paper does not discuss the presence or fate of coronaviruses in water, but it includes useful insights on disinfecting agents. Some of these (most notably sodium hypochlorite) have relevance for drinking water and wastewater management. But many of them have relevance to the water industry in that these disinfectants may have important roles forContinue reading “Human Coronaviruses: Insights into Environmental Resistance and Its Influence on the Development of New Antiseptic Strategies”