Kind of Cool
We can find Covid19 in wastewater! It seems that as utilities and regulatory agencies have tested for covid19, they find it. Recently it was found at Yosemite National Park – no one knew. Miami Dade County has been testing. The University of South Florida also has been working on it also. Michigan State University and the Detroit Water and sewer Dept is participating in a similar exercise.
An now, Florida Atlantic University (Dan Meeroff and I) has started a project through its civil engineering program to develop the technology. The reason – it may be an indicator of covid in the community, but also future hotspots. Sampling is occurring on campus and several local governments are interested in participating as well. A conference presentation has been accepted. More to come….