Theme 2: Determination of SARS-CoV-2 Infectivity in wastewater and sludge

Aim

To optimise the method for the recovery of infectious virus from wastewater and sludge. Develop standards to quantitatively assess infectious virus in samples.

Key Outcome

  • Report on the presence of infectious SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and sludge to help inform risk assessments desired by our regulatory stakeholders and industry partners.

Lead Scientists

  1. Alex Corbishley (Edinburgh University)
  2. David Allen (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)