Poliovirus distribution in the soil-plant system under reuse of secondary wastewater

Gideon Oron, Marcel Goemans, Yossi Manor, Jan Feyen

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    Treated domestic wastewater is a source of water utilized for a variety of purposes. Outdoor experiments were conducted to examine poliovirus penetration into tomato plants under subsurface drip irrigation with secondary level treated domestic wastewater. According to the results, high virus content in the applied wastewater resulted in a limited penetration into the plant via the roots. No virus contamination was found in the leaves of plants irrigated with wastewater spiked with viruses, while a limited amount of virus contamination was detected in leaves of plants irrigated with tap water enriched with poliovirus.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1069-1078
    Number of pages10
    JournalWater Research
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995


    • poliovirus
    • secondary effluent
    • soil-plant system
    • subsurface drip disposal

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Engineering
    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Ecological Modeling
    • Water Science and Technology
    • Waste Management and Disposal
    • Pollution


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