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Prevalence, environmental fate, treatment strategies, and future challenges for wastewater contaminated with SARS-CoV-2

See — Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been detected in untreated and treated wastewater and studies have shown that the concentration of SARS-CoV-2 is proportional to the prevalence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in communities. This article presents a literature review of the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater, its environmental fate, recommended treatment strategies for contaminated wastewater, and treatment challenges to be faced in the future. The environmental fate of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater is not straightforward because it can be a source of infection when present in the treated wastewater depending on the permeability…
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