Cryptosporidium in water reuseEvaluation of new disinfection technologies

  1. Abeledo Lameiro, María Jesús
Dirixida por:
  1. Hipólito Gómez Couso Director
  2. María Elvira Ares Mazás Director

Universidade de defensa: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Fecha de defensa: 18 de maio de 2020

  1. Angel Javier Margugán Aguado Presidente/a
  2. Fernanda Romaris Martínez Secretaria
  3. Isabel Martín García Vogal
  1. Departamento de Microbioloxía e Parasitoloxía

Tipo: Tese


Water reclamation is considered as one of the most important priorities worldwide. However, the reuse of treated wastewater involves health risk related with the transmission of certain pathogens. This Doctoral Thesis evaluates the efficacy of new technologies based on advanced oxidation processes against Cryptosporidium, which infectious forms have a robust nature, and they are often detected in wastewater treatment plant effluents, indicating that conventional sewage treatments do not remove this waterborne enteroparasite. The results obtained suggest that these methods are promising alternatives for improving the microbiological quality of reclaimed water, reducing the risk of transmission of infectious diseases.