Increasingly virulent strains of Escherichia coli are circulating in wastewater around the world, and the race is on to find novel treatment processes that could help reduce the spread of these pathogens. KAUST researchers examined how three strains of E. coli found in Jeddah’s wastewater supply fared when placed under strong sunlight: they showed, while two strains were reduced, one strain persisted.
Image: Nada Al-Jassim and coworkers conducted
experiments to verify whether solar irradiation can be used to kill E.coli strains in wastewater.
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