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”

Study on the resistance of severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (2005)

The virus responsible for the 2002/03 coronavirus outbreak (SARS-CoV) was reported to be detected in faeces, urine and water. The inactivation of SARS-CoV in wastewater with chlorine-based disinfectants, sodium hypochlorite and chlorine dioxide was also studied. The researchers demonstrated that the virus could persist for 2 days in hospital wastewater, domestic sewage and dechlorinated tapContinue reading “Study on the resistance of severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (2005)”