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What Do We Know about the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in the Environment?

Published time: 15 April 2020

Authors: Avelino Núñez-Delgado

Keywords: Covid-19, Sewage sludge, Soil, Viruses, Water, Wastewater


In view of the current situation regarding the Covid-19 disease, a discussion is proposed on the need for research focusing on the presence and evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in water, soils and other environmental compartments, reached through wastewater and sewage sludge spreading. Also, the evaluation of current treatments for wastewater and sewage sludge, as well as the eventual development of new specific techniques, based on sorption, nanotechnology, etc., would be of great interest for controlling the environmental dissemination of these viruses in the current and eventual future outbreaks.

What do we know about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the environment



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