Desalination can leave viruses in drinking water, says Australian scientist

Nov. 8, 2010
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, Nov. 8, 2010 -- According to a professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at Australian National University, membrane technology used for desalination doesn't always completely eliminate viruses...

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, Nov. 8, 2010 -- According to Peter Collignon, a professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at Australian National University, membrane technology used for desalination doesn't always completely eliminate viruses when a plant has been built in close proximity to a sewage outfall.

A recent "reporting error" by Sydney Water showed E. coli had been found in processed drinking water at its Kurnell desalination plant. The plant's intake is less than two miles from a sewage outflow.

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