Development and improvement of wastewater surveillance methods

Since 2021, we have been monitoring the wastewater at several residence halls and points in the wastewater collection system for the main campus of San Diego State University. We have also been working on the development and improvement of wastewater surveillance methods in general, with an emphasis on developing approaches that are suitable for underserved regions.

Here are some of our publications on this topic:

  1. °Rocha, A., *Verbyla, M.E., Sant, K., *Mladenov, N. (2022). Detection, quantification, and simplified wastewater surveillance model of SARS-CoV-2 in the Tijuana River. ACS ES&T Water (published online ahead of print).
  2. *Ahmed, W., Bivins, A., Metcalf, S., Smith, W.J.M., Verbyla, M.E., Symonds, E.M., Simpson, S.L. (2022). Evaluation of process limits of detection and quantification variation of SARS-CoV-2 RT-qPCR and RT-dPCR assays for wastewater surveillance. Water Research, 118132.
  3. •Espinosa, M.F., Verbyla, M.E., ⁺Vassalle, L., Leal, C., Leroy-Freitas, D., Machado, E., Fernandes, L., Rosa-Machado, A.T., Calábria, J., Chernicharo, C., *Mota, C.R. (2022). Reduction and liquid-solid partitioning of SARS-CoV-2 and adenovirus throughout the different stages of a pilot-scale wastewater treatment plant. Water Research, 118069.