WERF Waterborne Pathogens and Human Health Research

This chart lists completed reports and ongoing research efforts for WERF's Waterborne Pathogens and Human Health program. The timeframe is primarily from the past three years. To search for older reports on pathogens, go to www.werf.org/search and enter "pathogens" or another related topic, or enter a project or report number if you know it.

 Completed Projects

 
 
 
 Title
Executive
Summary (PDF)
Project Number
 Release Date
 
Simple and Fast Detection of Escherichia coli in Recreational Waters

 Download  U4R13 2017 
 
Potential for Exposure to Ebola Virus Surrogates Aerosolized from Wastewater Systems

FAQs (PDF)

 Download  WERF2C15  2017

Protecting Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators from Emerging Pathogens
FAQs (PDF)

  WERF3C15  2016 
 
Risks from Ebola Discharge from Hospitals to Sewer Workers
FAQs (PDF)

   WERF4C15  2016
 
Collaborative Workshop on Handling, Management, and Treatment of High-Consequence Bio-Contaminated Wastewater by Water Resource Recovery Facilities

   WERF7W15 2016 

Next Generation Tools for Assessing Death and Decay of Critical Wastewater Bacteria 

   U1R12 2016 
 
Treatment Processes for Removal of Wastewater Contaminants

 Download  INFR8SG09  2012

Microbial Contaminants in Recreational Waters: A Primer for 2012

PATH8R11
2011

Chicago Health, Environmental Exposure, and Recreational Study

PATH1PR06
2011

Developing Better Indicators for Pathogen Presence in Sewage Sludges

U1R08

2011

Quantification of Pathogens and Sources of Microbial Indicators for QMRA in Recreational Waters
PATH2R08

2011

Validation of Rapid Methods for Enumeration of Markers for Human Sewage Contamination in Recreational Waters
PATH3C09

2011

Measuring Water Ingestion Among Water Recreators
PATH5R09

2011

Concentration Dynamics of Fecal Indicators in Hawaii's Coastal and Inland Sand, Soil, and Water During Rainfall Events
PATH6R09

2011

Comparative Evaluation of Molecular and Culture Methods for Fecal Indicator Bacteria for Use in Inland Recreational Waters
PATH7R09

2011

Canine Scent and Microbial Source Tracking in Santa Barbara, CA
U2R09

2011

Report on the Expert Scientific Workshop on Critical Research and Science Needs for the Development of Recreational Water Quality Criteria for Inland Waters
PATH4W09

2009

Pathogen Risk Indicators for Wastewater and Biosolids
03-HHE-2

2009

Characterizing the Quality of Effluent and Other Contributory Sources during Peak Wet Weather Events
03-CTS-12PP

2009

 
Microbial Risk Assessment Interface Tool and User Documentation Guide

 Download  04-HHE-3  2008
 
Evaluation of Bacterial Pathogen and Indicator Densities After Dewatering of Anaerobically Digested Biosolids: Phase II and III

 Download  04-CTS-3T  2008
 
Biosolids Samples Processing for Analyses of Pathogens

  02-HHE-2   2007
 
Assessing the Fate of Emerging Pathogens in Biosolids

Download   01-HHE-3  2007
 
Molecular Alternatives to Indicator and Pathogen Detection: Real-Time PCR

 Download  01-HHE-2a  2006
 
Application of a Dynamic Model to Assess Microbial Health Risks Associated with Beneficial Uses of Biosolids

   98-REM-1a  2006
 
Research Digest: Use of Risk Assessment to Evaluate Human Health Risks Associated with Pathogens in Biosolids

   98-REM-1b  2006
 
Understanding Viability of Pathogens During Disinfection

 Download  00-HHE-1  2005
 
Fate and Persistence of Pathogens Subjected to UV Light and Chlorine Disinfection

 Download 98-HHE-2   2004
 
Field Calibration and Verification of a Pathogen Transport Model

 Download  00-WSM-3  2004
 
Reduction of Pathogens, Indicator Bacteria, and Alternative Indicators by Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Processes

 Download   00-PUM-2T 2004 
 
Pathogen Destruction Efficiency in High-Temperature Digestion

 Download 97-REM-2  2004 
 
Development of Practical Methods to Assess the Presence of Bacterial Pathogens in Water

 Download  97-HHE-1 2004 

Waterborne Infectious Pathogens in Wastewater: Determination of Presence, Survivability, and Risks to WWTP and Collection Systems Workers
 
Download   98-HHE-4  2003

Ongoing Research

    Expected Release 

Design and Validation Protocols for UV Disinfection Systems Fact Sheet

   ENER16C15 TBD 
 
Occurrence, Proliferation, and Persistence of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance During Wastewater Treatment

   WERF1C15  2017
 
The Survival of Surrogates for Ebola in Sewage and Wastewater Treatment

   WERF5C15 2017